What does it mean to be Free? We hear politicians talk about “Freedom” all the time. From left to right all sides try to claim it as their own. But what does it mean to ordinary people?

I travelled to America, the self styled “Land of the Free”. By asking the simple question “who is the freest person you know?” I was sent on a journey through the USA, and through this most nebulous of concepts.

Episode 2. Doing This

Randall is a workshop technician at a university in upstate New York, but lives for hunting deer and turkey in the forested rolling hills of the state. That's when he feels free, taking part in an activity that brings him closer to nature. Who's the freest person he knows?

Second in a series of four films for Channel 4's 3 Minute Wonder strand, first broadcast March 31st 2009, 7:55pm.

A Field Studies Production for Channel 4.

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