With the words “four wheels move the body, two wheels move the soul”, the creators of the documentary titled The Greasy Hand Preachers will take you on a journey into the lives of the brave motorcycle aficionados who have decided to dedicate their lives to perfecting the art of crafting new motorcycles. This documentary explores the lives of these mechanics and the philosophy and motivation which is the backbone of their work while also placing in juxtaposition manual and intellectual work. It will take you to different places which share the same passion and love for motorcycles, such as: California, Utah, Indonesia, Spain, Scotland and France.
This film was created by a writer/director duo, Clément Beauvais and Arthur de Kersauson, who have gained the funds through a crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter. This 90 minute long documentary was shot in 16 mm film and visits mechanics and custom shop founders from the aforementioned locations in order to better understand their desire to roll up their sleeves and work instead of spending their time in an office. Most people harbor misconceptions about the men and women who dedicate their lives to building something tangible with a piece of their personality imprinted in that something. That something is, of course, a motorcycle which, for these people, is the ultimate expression of an unhindered life lived in total freedom.
The mechanics who craft these amazing machines are not referred to as preachers for nothing as each and every one of them follow a code in order to achieve greatness and perfection in their line of work. If you are interested into seeing for yourself what these guys have to say about themselves and their creations, then you can rent or buy this amazing documentary and witness the sermons of these preachers.
Check out the trailer for this documentary.
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