International Film Festival Manhattan Virtual Events 2020

We Are All In This Together

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During divisive times in America, a man sets off on a cross-country bicycle journey, with no food, no money, and the hope of gaining a better understanding of the human connection.

Luis Pedron and Bel Molina's Q&A with Dir: Danile Troia of " We Are All In This Together"

Director Bio: Daniel Troia

I have spent the last 14 years of my life learning alternative ways to travel the world, and connecting with people from different cultures.

Director Statement

Just like a lot of other Americans, I had been feeling like the country was more divided than ever. I decided to set off on a cross-country bicycle journey with the hope of gaining a better understanding of the human connection, during these divisive times. I didn't bring any food or money with me, because I thought that would create a unique way of interacting with the people that I came in contact with.

The interactions in this film were captured by my hidden camera glasses, because I wanted to show the REAL, candid interactions that I had with people that I met along the way. I also brought a drone with me, to capture the landscape that I rode through, as well as a Gopro, to make the viewer feel like they were biking across the country with me.

The most challenging part of producing this film was adjusting to the lifestyle that I was living. For example, pan handeling in front of grocery stores, trying to find a safe place to sleep, dumpster diving, and getting harassed by people. Over time. this lifestyle became mentally exhausting.

The best part about producing this film was hearing people's stories, and realizing that there is much more that brings us together, than what separates us!

  • Year
  • Runtime
    67 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Daniel Troia
  • Screenwriter
    Daniel Troia
  • Producer
    Daniel Troia
  • Cast
    Daniel Troia