shane bugbee

new print 4 sale – christians beware! | shane bugbee

to purchase a limited edition print, email me: shane AT OR shanebugbee AT

size: 24 x 18

price: $26.66 plus $10 shipping

made with: archival paper, 4 color screen print, limited to 66, signed and numbered

I will not be printing this print again, so, once they are gone, they are gone… I will also raise the price as they sell.

christians beware!

some banner ads I found for the year long road trip project the wife & I put together over 7 years ago… you can find the book and movie we put out, for FREE, here: along with ALL of the footage for any non-profit to use for ever and ever.

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.



The A Year At The Wheel BOOK: Suffering and Celebration of Life in America THE BOOK
The A Year At The Wheel FULL LENGTH MOVIE: - The Suffering and Celebration of Life in America THE MOVIE





PLEASE VISIT OUR PATReON PAGE: Now Home To Huge Collection of Raw & Unapologetic Documentary Footage 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 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:

• For more on Shane and Amy Bugbee’s project:

• For more on Brewster Kahle’s Internet Archive: