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Project of the Day: 24 Hours with People All Over the World in 'Lives in Transit'

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.
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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.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.
"Lives in Transit"
Tweetable Logline:
Collaborative 240-hour docuseries about lives of people who get us/stuff from A to B. Open source, ripe for remixing-Hop on!
Elevator Pitch:

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

Production Team:

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:

About the Production:

"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

Current Status:
Production; recruiting filmmakers at

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Kickstarter Page
Project Website

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