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Friends of God: A Road Trip With Alexandra Pelosi
The estimated 50 to 80 million evangelical Christians living in America today have become a formidable force in our culture and democracy. But the evangelical movement is a big tent. To try and get a better understanding of the range and diversity of this community, intrepid filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi hit the road to meet some evangelicals and learn about what their influence may mean for the future of the country.
Alexandra Pelosi spent a decade as an NBC News Producer. In 2000, she was assigned to cover the Bush campaign, which led to her first Emmy award-winning HBO documentary Journeys with George, which followed the future President George W. Bush on the campaign trail.
Since then she has made six more films for HBO: Diary of a Political Tourist (following the 2004 presidential hopefuls); Friends of God (documenting the growing influence of evangelicals in America); The Trials of Ted Haggard (following disgraced former Pastor Ted Haggard); Right America: Feeling Wronged, (documenting the birth of the Tea Party movement); and Homeless: Motel Kids of Orange County (documenting the lives of homeless children).
In her new film Citizen USA: A 50 State Road Trip, Pelosi sets out on a road trip across America to attend naturalization ceremonies in all fifty states and meets brand-new citizens to find out why they chose America as their home. In conjunction with the HBO film slated to air on July 4th, 2011, Penguin Books will release Pelosi’s companion book which highlights a selection of the incredible human interest stories of those who have come to America seeking a better life. The book, also titled Citizen USA: A 50 State Road Trip, was published by Penguin Group.
Pelosi lives in New York with her husband, Dutch TV Correspondent Michiel Vos, and their two children Paul and Thomas.