As politicians stand up and promise "change" to the nation, what are the people who need it the most doing to make a difference in their own communities with nothing at their disposal but their own creativity?
Living together in a converted school bus, a wildly diverse group of artists, filmmakers, and musicians leaves Los Angeles behind looking for answers and searching for the intersection of Art and Politics in America.
Behind the Wheel is a road movie truly like no other: meet everyone from guerilla poster artist Robbie Conal to controversial film director Oliver Stone; militant hip hop duo Dead Prez to Hurricane Katrina survivors in New Orleans' devastated Ninth Ward. Follow the LAFCO (Los Angeles Filmmakers Cooperative) crew as they search for, and find, pockets of change in the most downtrodden parts of America.
From Venice Beach to Brooklyn, New York, through the Southwestern desert to the deep south, this is a portrait of the United States seldom seen in the mass media.
"You're trying to change things by doing pure actions. In an impure world, that's a beautiful thing." -Oliver Stone