Politics, Art, Religion, Revolution
By Shane and Amy Bugbee
This is the full length experimental film produced from the A Year At The Wheel Project by Shane and Amy Bugbee. It offers a compelling look of a large cross section of the American people from coast to coast during the year leading up to the 2008 election.
The film features clips from Craig Newmark founder of Craigslist, Ian MacKaye of Fugazi, Minor Threat and founder of Dischord Records, revolutionary and poet John Sinclair, photographer Joel Peter Witkin, American Indian Movement founder and activist Dennis Banks, anthropologist and author William H. McNeill, Jeff Becerra of Possessed, eyehategod vocalist Mike Williams, Andre Hensley leader of the 18 million member Universal Life Church, attorney for the American Atheists Edwin Kagin, artist Steven Leyba, Black Metal band Averse Sefira and many "Average Americans", all filmed in 2007-2008 during a journey of discovery by two displaced journalists searching for answers about the American dream, religious tolerance, voting and the future of our nation.
The filmmakers released more than 150 short videos during their year long journey, this is the end result of the hundreds of hours of footage with more than 50 interviews with subjects they sought out, people who opened their homes to the duo, and random folks on the streets of America from coast to coast in the years leading up to the 2008 election.
It's a film about America, and the election, but without a mention of the candidates, this is a 'State of the Nation' from the people. It predates The Occupy Movement, the Tea Party and even most social medial popular at the time of this post.