John Sears, aka Mule, has been roaming the western United States with his three mules for almost thirty years, trying to find balance between the man-made and the natural world. The 69-year-old and his animals sleep outside, insisting on their right to move as they please. Bemoaning the loss of open space due to the ever increasing urban sprawl and our dependence on the automobile, Mule advocates a simpler way of life in harmony with nature. While many appreciate his nomadic lifestyle and applaud his courage, he's not welcomed everywhere. Confrontations with law enforcement have led to his being fined, arrested, and even institutionalized and his animals being impounded. An intimate look at an intriguing, but controversial character, his unique experiences and adventures, and his urgent message for contemporary American society. For a tax-deductible donation to the film by CHECK, make it payable to: International Documentary Association (on the "Memo" line write MULE). Mail directly to:International Documentary AssociationFiscal Sponsorship Program3470 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 980Los Angeles, California 90010 Donors will receive a receipt from the IDA.
NOTE: John Sears and the 3 Mules are not participating, working or in association in any fundraising, marketing or production of this movie, nor will they receive any financial benefit from the sale of this movie. It would go against his core personal values to do so.