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That's How We Roll

Sara Terry
Alysa Nahmias, Sara Terry

That’s How We Roll is a character-rich, feature-length documentary about the uniquely American phenomenon of mobile home parks, and the nation’s growing affordable housing crisis. This issue-based film unfolds through the colorful stories of mobile home park residents across the US – retiring baby boomers who can’t afford to keep their homes; the poor who have no hope of living anywhere else; hipsters who are making lifestyle choices influenced by the tiny home movement and the realization that home ownership may never be within their reach. It also unfolds through the offbeat stories of a new generation of real estate “magnates,” drawn to 20 percent returns on their investments. They come from all walks of life -- business school graduates, small investors, would-be entrepreneurial types buying out more and more of the estimated 40,000 “mom and pop” trailer parks across the US. Looming over it all is the specter of the ultra-rich investors who are moving into the business – Warren Buffett, Sam Zell, the Carlyle Group – and who are raising urgent questions about the future of affordable housing itself.

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