USA, 2012, 90’,
In 1970, 1500 hippies and their guru Stephen Gaskin founded a commune in rural Tennessee. The members forked over their savings, grew their own food, delivered their babies at home and built a self-sufficient society. Raised in this alternative community by a Jewish mother from Beverly Hills and a Puerto Rican father from the Bronx, filmmakers and sisters Rena and Nadine return for the first time since leaving in 1985.
Rena Mundo Croshere and Nadine Mundo are a sibling directing team and co-owners of the production company, Mundo Films. The sisters work as a team with a shared skill set of directing, producing, writing, editing and story development. They both began their careers in college. American Commune is their first feature documentary.
Filmography (selected): 2012 – American Commune