Living Without Laws: Slab City, USA

Living Without Laws: Slab City, USA

20 minutes 6.2/10 based on 33 votes

Slab City, also just knows as The Slabs, is a one of kind community. It might be one of the only places in the United States where laws and regulations aren’t enforced. Attracting Vietnam Veteran, homeless people, and other drifters, its residents have built a society that works in its own special way. This documentary takes you into the world of these “Slabbers” and shows that even though their community has problems with drugs and poverty, they still have a functioning society where its residents can live in relative peace.

The lifestyle they lead might not be for everyone but there is still plenty to learn from this eclectic group of Slab City residents.

If you were driving by, would you take some time to visit The Slabs and check it out for yourself?

GD Star Rating
Rating: 6.2/10 based on 33 votes

Discuss This Documentary

  • Jer

    I would DEFINITELY stop by and check out Slab City. For sure more interesting than lots of other typical tourist spots.

  • Wayne

    Vice really knows how to suck the life out of the Documentary genre.
    For every Vice “documentary” viewing, somewhere an innocent Kitten dies.

    • John

      Agree! The subject is interesting, but the presentation and journalism makes it look like a fourth grade school project.

      • madscirat

        Except that fourth graders don’t go into a drug filled slum to interview prostitutes or travel into the jungles of the Congo to talk to rebel leaders while surrounded by throngs of twitchy people with automatic weapons.

  • Postal2aw

    High Tech Hobo Camp.

  • Itisme

    Reminds me of a trailer park I once lived in!

  • Marilyn

    These people may not lead a life you admire, but they invite you in to
    their home and take the time to talk with you (so you can make your
    documentary) and then you call them “plain old fucking weirdos” once
    you’re back in your little studio, doing voice overs?!
    Do you think you have to be insulting in order to be cool? How pathetic. Grow up, dude.

  • Eric

    What the fuck did I just watch? This was total garbage. I’ve come to expect that from vice nowadays

  • kla

    they all have Kraft calendars in their homes.

  • North

    Despite the incredibly interesting subject matter, you managed to make this BORING!

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