Traffic gridlock around the world is frustrating people, wasting their time, polluting the air and contributing to climate change. Director Fredrik Gertten (BANANAS! and Big Boys Gone Bananas!) investigates the daily global spectacle of traffic and looks for solutions. Following bicycle activists’ crusades to foster meaningful change, the film documents the struggle for bicyclists in a society dominated by cars.
From bike activists in Sao Paulo (where car sales are booming) to Toronto (where car-dependent voters have elected a mayor who has wiped out bike lines and trams) and Los Angeles (which used to have the best public transport on the planet) fighting for safe bike lanes, to the city of Copenhagen, where 40% commute daily by bike, Bikes vs Cars considers the revolutionary changes that could take place if more cities made room for bicyclists.
Presented in partnership with the UK Green Film Festival and Festival of Ideas. You can also check out Seeds of Time on Tue 5 May at 18:00, a passionate and personal look at the race to save the one resource none of us can live without: our seeds.