The coalminer’s daughter. The bartender. The police brutality activist. The grieving mother. Each looked at the man representing her in Congress and said, “I can do better.”
After losing his foster children and splitting with his wife, Kev Polk found a new life purpose in a ninety-eight-square-foot, no-frills, off-the-grid abode.
In 2012, Kev Polk’s life was flipped upside down. He and his wife lost their foster children to a different placement, and soon after, they chose to end their marriage. In the wake of major transitions, Polk opted to create a new home for himself. Now he steps out of bed every morning into a space no larger than ninety-eight square feet, built on wheels and entirely off the grid. While the typical American home is around 2,600 square feet, Polk’s tiny home is anything but conventional. He says that living simply and efficiently has brought him more freedom, comfort and time to focus on his new direction in life: building tiny-house communities to encourage more people to share in the lifestyle he chose and created himself.
“Who would look after him if I wasn’t here?” and other questions this mom asks herself every day.
Get up close and personal with the athletes of the reemerging ancient pastime of mallakamb, in Narratively’s first 360 film.
Once a year, residents of this mountainous island gather at two churches on opposite ends of town and launch 100,000 handmade rockets — directly at each other.
When Dee came out as a transgender, it meant the end of her marriage to Penny. And that’s when the empowering journey for both women truly began.
As Chinese investment turns this mineral-rich region into a cash cow, does the Southern Mongolian culture have any hope of survival? A few families are willing to fight for it.
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