Lomax the Songhunter is a 2004 documentary film about Alan Lomax, a man who, after World War II, was determined to record United States folk music before it was blown away by mass consumer culture. Son of John Lomax, the man who discovered Leadbelly (and bailed him out of prison) and introduced Woody Guthrie to the world, Alan shared his father's passion for music and was not intimidated by his massive accomplishments. The film, which finds Alan near death and barely able to make himself understood, traces Alan's journey across the country, stopping to hear testimonials from many of the people or relatives of the people he recorded. It also contains interviews from Lomax's friends and colleagues, including Pete Seeger, who did some cataloging for Lomax. Lomax the Songhunter was written and directed by Rogier Kappers.