The Great Vacation Squeeze

John de Graaf, David Fox, Diana Wilmar, Greg Davis | 2013 | 27 min.

2014 Official Selection

The United States is the only rich country without a law requiring paid vacation time for workers, and American vacations, already among the shortest in the world, are getting shorter.  Vacations matter–for health, family bonding, nature appreciation, and many other factors.  Beautifully photographed in Yosemite National Park, Europe and Washington State, this film makes the case for more vacation time, using personal stories, humor and expert commentary from Yosemite National Park ranger Shelton Johnson, travel writer Rick Steves and cardiologist Sarah Speck, and suggests that Americans would do well to make vacation time a political policy issue.