By Indiewire | Indiewire December 24, 2012 at 12:27PM
Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.
From flight attendants to bicycle rickshaw drivers, we will capture 24 continuous hours in the lives of 10 transportation workers around the world in a new series “Lives in Transit” supported by NEA and people like you via Kickstarter.
By extending the long take to a cinematic extreme and focusing it on the transportation industry, we will tell the story of the modern world in a new way. The day-in-the-life approach makes proximate individuals most embedded in the mechanisms of globalization and makes visible the intimate details of their daily experiences.
We’re looking for filmmakers http://globallives.org/en/
The production of Lives in Transit will bring together nearly 100 accomplished filmmakers and media artists to undertake a globally-collaborative work of art that raises questions about the relationship of human connection and disconnection, similarity and difference, distance and proximity.
For bios of previous collaborators, see: http://globallives.org/bios/
"Global Lives began with an original mandate to produce ten 24-hour shoots following the lives of a diverse group of people. We developed a methodology for collaborative global video making and built a network of over 1,000 filmmakers and translators.
"'Lives in Transit' represents the next phase in the development of a scalable video library of the human condition. The series will stay true to the tenet of unfiltered access, but it will be the first time a theme will juxtapose individuals with parallel circumstances, namely occupation, in order to highlight cross-cultural differences and similarities." - David Evan Harris