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Life on Wheels - Transportation for a new urban century

Life on Wheels tells the compelling story of a culture on the verge of a revolution that will transform our economy, our environment, and the rhythms of our everyday lives. In this feature-length documentary, a collection of mobility mavens, technologists, and dreamers takes viewers on a journey through the highways, back alleys, and futurescapes of transportation – how we get from here to there. Life on Wheels addresses the promises, dangers, and absurdities of our current auto-centric transportation system and explores new possibilities and stories of change. The subject of mobility has vast implications. It touches our core values of freedom, health, safety, and happiness. It hits our pocketbooks and impacts how we spend our time and energy. It literally shapes our landscapes, cities, and social conditions. The path we choose will have profound implications for us and future generations.

  • David Hodge
  • Hi-Jin hodge
  • Grant Baldridge
  • David Hodge
  • Hi-Jin Hodge
  • Tania Ketenjian
  • David Hodge
    Executive producer
  • Hi-Jin Hodge
    Executive producer
  • Drive Sweden
    Executive producer
  • Stellwagen Symphonette
  • Mucho - San Francisco
    Graphic Design
  • Hi-Jin Hodge
    Graphic Design
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    55 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 16, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    100,000 USD
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    Canada, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United States
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Distribution Information
  • https://indigenius.es
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Video on Demand, Free TV, Paid TV
Director Biography - David Hodge, Hi-Jin hodge

David Hodge and Hi-Jin Kang Hodge have created short films, documentaries, and video installations for artistic exhibitions around the world. Their pieces typically blend editorial materials and innovative uses of technology to explore complex human and social questions. Above all, they create cohesive work that identifies foundational principles and expands on them through multiple viewpoints.

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Director Statement

We are a husband and wife team of filmmakers and video artists. We are passionate about creating stories and connection with others. We are concerned about the world and how we live in it. We look for ways in our art that bring connection, joy, provocation, stimulation, inspiration.

Our pieces typically blend editorial materials and innovative uses of technology to explore complex human and social questions. Some of our work is purely a visual exploration. We have shown ocean views on the side of a 40-story office building and were the first to use video iPods in an artistic installation.

In our work, we pose questions that probe individual hopes and resolutions. We hear the conversation of humanity striving for the comfort of permanence, all while recognizing that everything constantly changes around them.