Archive.org Now Home To Huge Collection of Raw & Unapologetic Documentary Footage

For Immediate Release 6/24/14

 

Archive.org Now Home To Huge Collection of Raw & Unapologetic Documentary Footage

 

The Internet Archive recently became the proud guardians of the complete raw video footage from two video journalists’ year long road trip project. Shane and Amy Bugbee journeyed nearly all of America during a 12 month epic road trip interviewing Americans about the state of the nation, and producing some 200 short videos while on the road, their YouTube channel ‘A YEAR AT THE WHEEL’ has received some 1.3 million views and counting. They also gifted Archive.org their 534 page book and full length movie titled ‘The Suffering & Celebration Of Life In America’. The footage at current count is nearly 200 hours, and it continues to grow as more is added.

 

The collection, is available not only to view, but for other filmmakers and journalists to use the footage for their own projects, as many of the interview subjects were notable artists, activists, and scholars.  Subjects include internationally known photographer Joel Peter Witkin, anthropologist William H. McNeill, Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, Attorney for the American Atheists Edwin Kagin, punk icon Ian MacKaye, the Godfather of Death Metal Jeff Becerra, American Indian Movement activist Dennis Banks, the black metal band Averse Sefira, and eyehategod’s Mike Williams, in addition to these diverse individuals the duo spoke with a Baptist minister, a Texas cattle rancher, UFO trinket shops owners in Roswell New Mexico, and a variety of others.

 

The Project called A YEAR AT THE WHEEL documented the full year leading up to the momentous 2008 presidential election, with the trip ending in Washington DC the day after the election. Ironically, nearly none of the dozens of interviewees spoke of the particular presidential candidates, but rather voting, the American Dream, and questions about art, religion, our societal structure and our political system. Their footage has been featured on syndicated news shows, and even in the Peter Jackson documentary ‘West Of Memphis’.  Being on the road for a year is a daunting task, even more they managed the entire thing with no grants, no sponsors, and not even a credit card, in fact Shane and Amy Bugbee began their trip with $180 between them!  Against the odds, the couple traveled the entire trip with their trusty friends and cohorts, their dog Cheyenne and turtle Myrtle in only a Chevy Blazer.

 

The couple chose to give the footage to The Internet Archive to assist its founder Brewster Kahle fulfill his dream of creating a library more vast than that of the Greeks.  While many millionaires choose to buy sports teams and such things, Brewster Kahle chose to help the entire world gain knowledge, something the Bugbees feel very strongly about, as both are self educated by libraries and private study, never attending a University.  The project of uploading the bulk of the footage took a full week at Internet Archive headquarters in San Francisco, and it continues to take a great deal of time to organize, label, and describe the work so others can view and use it for themselves. “The purpose of doing this is to share our work with others to not just watch, but to use in their own video projects,” explains Shane Bugbee. When viewed in order, it may very well turn out to be the world’s longest documentary.

 

The short videos that were released from November 2007 through November 2008 captured America in a state of flux and a snapshot of America’s last bit of media innocence. The Bugbee’s were on the forefront of citizen journalism, they saw the manifestation of frustration from the people, as those on all sides of the political spectrum started to agree that the system was broken.  Those frustrations led to the advent of the Occupy Wall Street Movement and the Tea PartyShane and Amy Bugbee’s fearless and brutally honest project certainly shed light on these events and helped inspire others to hit the road. The Internet Archive was thrilled to accept such a large collection of America’s recent history, they believe it will serve generations far into the future.

 

• For more on the collection at the Internet Archive, go to: https://archive.org/details/ayearatthewheel

• For more on Shane and Amy Bugbee’s project: http://www.usaodd.com/

• For more on Brewster Kahle’s Internet Archive: https://www.ted.com/talks/brewster_kahle_builds_a_free_digital_library

• For more on the Internet Archive: https://archive.org/

 

Our Table of Contents…

Hope this helps to clue folks into what is exactly in our book.

Title Page – Page 1

Photos/Table of Contents – Page 2 – 47

Letters of Discouragement – Page 48

Theodore Roosevelt Quote – Page 51

Dedication Page – Page 53

Introduction –  Page 54 – 55

The Plan – Page 57 – 59

Our Manifesto – Page 61

Our idea accepted, a deal is made. Car & costs covered the Adam Curry way!!! – Page  62

37 days away from our departure… – Page 70

Two See-Worthy Podcasts By: Leigh Hanlon – Page 72

Build A Fig Rig – Page 73

Was Our Sponsor, Adam Curry Replaced by Pod People??? – Page 74

Letters RE: Adam Curry’s silence – Page 75 – 78

Adam Curry Is A Douche Bag Dot Com – Page 79 – 84

DIE Adam Curry ROT Artwork by: Mike Diana – Page 85

The Willie Nelson Peace Research Institute – Page 86 – 88

You know why everyone hates you?” – Page 89

Meet the Beverly Hellbillies! – Page 90 – 93

Ely, MN & The Shunning – Page 94 – 98

He’s not a Satanist! – Page 99

AMY’S DIARY PT. 1 – Page 100

Minnesota to Los Angeles – Page 101 – 102

Goin’ Back to Ely – Page 103 – 105

AMY’S DIARY PT. 2 – Page 106

Damn I missed one… – Page 107

Your chickens will come home to roost, mark my words. – Page 108

Freedom Fries On My Mind… – Page 110 – 111

The big November 4th Kick Off – Page 112 – 113

I am feeling like I just entered Bizarro World‚ and this is only Day 1 – Page 114

AMY’S DIARY PT. 3 – Page 115

INTERVIEW: Martin Atkins (Artist/Musician) – Page 116 – 118

A RUN-IN WITH: Sid Yiddish (Artist/Poet) – Page 119

AMY’S DIARY PT. 4 – Page 120

INTERVIEW: Mike Diana (Artist/Cartoonist) – Page 121 – 123

AMY’S DIARY PT. 5 – Page 124

On the 8th Day… – Page 120

Gathering Information on Waukegan is Unwelcome… – Page 126 – 127

INTERVIEW: William H. McNeill (Professor/Historian) – Page 128

War Memorial, What Is It Good For? – Page 129

AMY’S DIARY PT. 6 – Page 130

You can kill a revolutionary but you can never kill the revolution – Page 131 – 132

INTERVIEW: Joe Murphy (Black Panther Fred Hampton’s neighbor) – Page 133 – 136

AMY’S DIARY PT. 7 – Page 137 – 139

Family The Other F Word – Page 140 – 141

INTERVIEW: Marie Tharp (Owner/Bait Shop) – Page 142 – 143

INTERVIEW: Dennis Dull (Landscaper) – Page 144 – 145

AMY’S DIARY PT. 8 – Page 146

The Cookie Job That Almost Wasn’t – Page 147 – 149

We have finally left the Chicago area – Page 150 – 151

Trade your wife? – Page 152

Kinkos somewhere in St. Louis – Page 154

AMY’S DIARY PT. 9 – Page 155

A RUN-IN WITH: Tim Smith (Artist/Screen printing) – Page 156

Graceland – Page 157

WM3/WEST MEMPHIS THREE PART 1 – Page 158 – 159

INTERVIEW: Bruce Sinofsky & Joe Berlinger (Documentary Filmmakers) – Page 160 -162

INTERVIEW: Jason Hughes (Screen printer/T-shirt salesman) – Page 163 – 166

INTERVIEW: Mara Leveritt (Writer/Author) – Page 167 – 169

INTERVIEW: Mark Byers (Father of WM3 victim) – Page 170 – 172

WM3/WEST MEMPHIS THREE PART 2  - Page 174 – 179

AMY’S DIARY PT. 10 – Page 180

INTERVIEW: John G. Peeler (Ex-C.I.A. Hit Man) – Page 181 – 182

AMY’S DIARY PT. 11 – Page 183

Cookie Dreams and The Grandma Hammer – Page 184 – 185

Female Housekeeper Needed by Nudist – Page 186

AMY’S DIARY PT. 12 – Page 187

CAUGHT ON CHAT/WE TALK SMACK… The Nudist – Page 188 – 189

INTERVIEW: Jeff Gaither (Artist) – Page 190 – 191

CAUGHT ON CHAT/WE TALK SMACK… Khristina D. Smith – Page 192 – 195

Happy New Year 2008 has Risen – Page 196

AMY’S DIARY PT. 13 – Page 197

SUBJECT RESPONSE: Joe Hiles – Page 198

INTERVIEW: Joe Hiles (Serial Killer website owner) – Page 199

INTERVIEW: Dale Hiles (Grandfather/Father of Joe & David Hiles) – Page 200

INTERVIEW: David Hiles (Ex-KKK Member & father to Joe Hiles) – Page 201 – 203

INTERVIEW: Edwin Kagin (Lawyer/American Atheists) – Page 204 – 206

R.I.P. Helen Kagin – Page 207

INTERVIEW: Mark Looy (Co-founder/Creation Museum) – Page 208 – 209

INTERVIEW: Dr. David Menton (Scientist/Creation Museum) – Page 210 – 212

Husband For Rent – Page 214 – 215

SUBJECT RESPONSE: Marceline Atkins – Page 216 – 217

INTERVIEW: Old Chism (Side of the road salesman) – Page 218 – 219

INTERVIEW: Derrick Perkins (Owner of the General Lee) – Page 220

INTERVIEW: James Frye (Pigfarmer) – Page 221 – 223

SUBJECT RESPONSE: Tommy & Tammy Lanham – Page 224 – 225

INTERVIEW: Tommy & Tammy Lanham (Christian Minister & Photographer) – Page 226 – 228

An Uninvited Guest – Page 229

INTERVIEW: Junior Woods (Asst. Manager of the original KFC) – Page 230 – 231

INTERVIEW: Julie Jay (Abused dog care/ASPCA) – Page 232

Dukes of Hazzard & Hellraiser Homemakers – Page 234 – 235

SUBJECT RESPONSE: Brandon D – Page 236

INTERVIEW: Brandon D Interview (Artist) – Page 237 – 238

The Human Race Ain’t So Bad – Page 239

A RUN-IN WITH: Sean Herman (Tattoo Artist) – Page 240

24 Hour Kinkos, Montgomery, AL — No sleep ’til Mobile! – Page 241

A RUN-IN WITH: Powell Hamlin (Dew Drop Inn owner) – Page 242

AMY’S DIARY PT. 14 – Page 243

The only ones for me are the mad ones‚ By Jillian Hayes – Page 244 – 245

CAUGHT ON CHAT/WE TALK SMACK… JILLIAN AND FAMILY – Page 246 – 250

A RUN-IN WITH: Diamondhead resident (Beer Drinker/Hellraiser) – Page 251

AMY’S DIARY PT. 15 – Page 252 – 253

INTERVIEW: Mr. Chris, Belle, and Jillian (Katrina survivors) – Page 254 – 257

We hit the 90 Day mark — At Mardi Gras! – Page 258

AMY’S DIARY PT. 16 – Page 259

INTERVIEW: John Sinclair (Poet/Revolutionary) – Page 260 – 264

Kernis: Gumbo Champion – Page 266

INTERVIEW: Kernis Louviere (Gumbo Champ/Chef) – Page 267 – 268

The future is corporate. – Page 269

AMY’S DIARY PT. 17 – Page 270

A RUN-IN WITH: Brooks Hamaker (Rum/Beer Maker) – Page 271

INTERVIEW: Mike & Michelle Williams & Collin Yeo (Artists & Musicians) – Page 272 – 274

INTERVIEW: Steve What Style (Artist & Illustrator) – Page 275 – 276

INTERVIEW: Annette LaRue (Tattoo Artist) – Page 277 – 278

Born On The Bayou? New Orleans: Day 104 – Page 277 – 278

AMY’S DIARY PT. 18 – Page 280

INTERVIEW: Rex Dingler (Artist, Painter, Illustrator, Poet) – Page 281 – 282

INTERVIEW: James Michalopoulos (Artist, Painter) – Page 283 – 284

INTERVIEW: Pat Jolly (Artist, Photographer) – Page 285 – 286

CAUGHT ON CHAT/WE TALK SMACK… PAT AND FAMILY – Page 287 – 290

SUBJECT RESPONSE: Ugly Shyla – Page 291

INTERVIEW: Ugly Shyla (Artist, Doll, Jewelry Maker) – Page 292 – 293

AMY’S DIARY PT. 19 – Page 294

DAY 120 – AUSTIN, TX – Page 295

INTERVIEW: Scott Horton (Radio Host, Social Commentator) – Page 296 – 297

INTERVIEW: Caleb “Shooter” Schaber (Artist, Writer, Social Commentator) – Page 298 – 303

Combat Photojournalist Suicide: The Price of Conflict is Too High by: Tim King  - Page 304 – 305

INTERVIEW: Averse Sefira (Black Metal Band, Artists) – Page 306 – 309

AMY’S DIARY PT. 20 – Page 310 – 311

WM3/WEST MEMPHIS THREE PART 3 – Page 312

A RUN-IN WITH: Michale Graves – Page 313

Staying Afloat – Page 314

CAUGHT ON CHAT/WE TALK SMACK… Charles Roberts – Page 315 – 319

AMY’S DIARY PT. 21 – Page 320

We spent all day playing with Crowley’s original writings – Page 321

INTERVIEW: Bishop Tau Marie Interview – Page 322 – 323

Barbara Bush was actually the daughter of Aleister Crowley. –  Page 324 – 325

Oh Austin, I Barely Knew Ye – Page 326

INTERVIEW: Rodrigo & Kalisa Neely (Radio Host, Blogger) – Page 327 – 328

Journalism By: Rodrigo Neely – Page 329

Spring in TX – Page 330

INTERVIEW: Tim Edwards (Cattle Rancher) – Page 331 – 332

INTERVIEW: Stephen Fleming (Artist, Painter, Writer) – Page 333 – 335

The Strangest Job Of All – Page 336 – 337

INTERVIEW: Pedro Ruiz (Salsa Maker) – Page 338 – 339

SUBJECT RESPONSE: Steven Johnson Leyba – Page 340 – 341

INTERVIEW: Steven Leyba (Artist, Painter, Writer) – Page 342 – 344

INTERVIEW: Timothy Wyllie (Artist, Painter, Writer) – Page 345 – 347

INTERVIEW: Joel Peter Witkin (Artist, Photographer) – Page 348 – 351

Rick and Rhi met up with us at a fast food restaurant – Page 352

SUBJECT RESPONSE: Rick and Rhi Denissen – Page 353

INTERVIEW: Rick and Rhi Denissen (Electrician, Graphic Designer) – Page 354 – 355

Haven’t heard of The Longest Walk? – Page 356

INTERVIEW: Dennis Banks (Leader, Teacher) – Page 357 – 358

INTERVIEW: Andrew Benally (Activist) – Page 359 – 360

AMY’S DIARY PT. 22 – Page 361

INTERVIEW: Grant Mitchell (Horse Whisperer, Rancher) – Page 363 – 364

AMY’S DIARY PT. 23 – Page 365

Surprise at Surprise Valley Ranch – Page 366 – 368

AMY’S DIARY PT. 24 – Page 370 – 371

ALL IS LOST – ALL SOLD OFF – Page 372 – 373

AMY’S DIARY PT. 25 – Page 374

INTERVIEW: Ryen McPherson (Artist, Filmmaker) – Page 375 – 377

AMY’S DIARY PT. 26 – Page 378 – 379

Almost Halfway – Page 380

INTERVIEW: Heather Veitch (Christian Minister, Ex-Stripper) – Page 381 – 383

INTERVIEW: Szandora LaVey (Satanic Priestess, Burlesque Dancer) – Page 384 – 387

AMY’S DIARY PT. 27 – Page 388 – 389

R.I.P. MOM – DAD – COUNTRY – Page 390 – 392

INTERVIEW: Ron Freytes (Security Guard) – Page 394 – 395

What we did on Mother’s Day… – Page 396 – 397
(we lost everything and mother lit the match)

AMY’S DIARY PT. 28 – Page 398

The Dejected Ducks – Page 399

SUBJECT RESPONSE: Shane Ryan – Page 400 – 401

INTERVIEW: Shane Ryan (Filmmaker) – Page 402 – 406

The house was perched on Okinawa avenue – Page 407 – 409

SUBJECT RESPONSE: Matthew and Amanda Rodgers – Page 410 – 412

CAUGHT ON CHAT/WE TALK SMACK… AMANDA & MATT – Page 413 – 416

It seems like 90% of the folks we stay with bring up travel journals – Page 417

INTERVIEW: Maria Roddy (Librarian) – Page 418 – 419

Stayin’ in SF – Page 420

SUBJECT RESPONSE: Nathan Brinlee and Sarah Kandinko, – Page 421

A RUN-IN WITH: Sarah Kandinko and Nathan Brinlee – Page 422 –  423

What is an Anarchist? – Page 424 – 427

INTERVIEW: Bob Madigan (Artist, Musician) – Page 428 – 430

INTERVIEW: Mykee Ramen (Artist, Musician) – Page 431 – 433

INTERVIEW: Craig Newmark  (Engineer) – Page 434 – 436

INTERVIEW: Andre Hensley (Pastor) – Page 438 – 440

AMY’S DIARY PT. 29 – Page 441

The Possession Of Jeff Becerra – Page  442 – 446

INTERVIEW: Jeff Becerra (Musician) – Page 447 – 450

Heavy Metal Legend Falls Ill – Page 451

To Trust Or Not To Trust, that is the question? – Page 452 – 453

SUBJECT STUDY: Dave Archer – Page 454 – 456

INTERVIEW: Dave Archer (Artist, Painter, Writer) – Page 457 – 458

INTERVIEW: Gene Hoglan (Drummer) – Page 459 – 460

AMY’S DIARY PT. 30 – Page 462

Plunderathon 2008 – Page 463

INTERVIEW: Lonnie D. Wages (Musician) – Page 464 – 465

Val in Vancouver – Page 466 – 467

1976 Chevy Motorhome Runs Great – Page 468

A RUN-IN WITH: Dr. Nice – Page 470

CAUGHT ON CHAT/WE TALK SMACK… LISA THE STRIPPER – Page 471 – 473

Let’s Talk Devil Worship – A Final Letter To Family. – Page 474 – 479

We Shed Our Skin In Portland – Page 480

AMY’S DIARY PT. 31 – Page 484 – 486

The BEST 4th of July EVER! – Page 487

AMY’S DIARY PT. 32 – Page 488

RV Living and Getting Out Of The Twilight Zone – Page 489

AMY’S DIARY PT. 33 – Page 490

The Kindness of Strangers and the Strangeness of Friends – Page 491

AMY’S DIARY PT. 34 – Page 492 – 493

Wow, Ten Months on the road! – Page 494

AMY’S DIARY PT. 35 – Page 495

Shane & Amy’s RNC/DNC coverage – Page 496 – 497

On the Long Beach Peninsula preparing to finish the trip  - Page 498

AMY’S DIARY PT. 36 – Page 499

The Straight Talk To Hell Express – Page 500 – 501

AMY’S DIARY PT. 37 – Page 502 – 503

Are you an American Citizen? – Page 504 – 505

Election Night 2008 – Page 506 – 507

Ian MacKaye for President  - Page 508

INTERVIEW: Ian MacKaye (Musician) – Page  509 – 521

AMY’S DIARY PT. 38 – Page 522

Safely back in the RV on the seashore with the dog and turtle  - Page 523 – 525

The RV is Gone  - Page 526

AMY’S DIARY PT. 39 – Page 527

The Tramp – Page 528