Joe and his sister Barbara were the fire that kept us on the road for the first couple of months. This interview was inspiring and was the first conversation that helped change the focus of my interviews from painting a damning document of America, to capturing the last moments of American innocence before the new media revolution really took hold, before everyone had a camera and a channel.
This was the las time I directed someone during our conversations, and the start of an understanding on how to use my figrig/camera stabilizer bar.
BTW, Joe and his sis lived next to assassinated Black Panther Fred Hampton, we ran into Joe trying to film the location of Fred Hampton's murder. This was the very beginning of our trip, and it had started so rocky we were feeling like giving up. Their honesty and willingness to talk to us was what inspired and really forced us to go on.