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October 4, 2015
The Bowtie Project will host the closing nights of the Ambulante California Documentary Film Festival with Fredrik Gertten’s Bikes vs Cars (2015), preceded by Biscayne World (2015) by Michael Arcos, Marnie Ellenz and Ahol Sniffs Glue.
Bikes vs Cars depicts a global crisis that we all deep down know we need to talk about: Climate, earth’s resources, cities where the entire surface is consumed by the car. An ever-growing, dirty, noisy traffic chaos. The bike is a great tool for change, but the powerful interests who gain from the private car invest billions each year on lobbying and advertising to protect their business. In the film we meet activists and thinkers who are fighting for better cities, who refuse to stop riding despite the increasing number killed in traffic.
Biscayne World: This animated short chronicles some of the filmmaker’s most memorable interactions on Biscayne Boulevard in Miami. The colorful and wild aesthetic of the film mirrors the personalities of the people that we meet, a collection of stories make for an insane and wholly unique portrait of this street.
Ambulante California is a 501c3 non–profit organization that focuses on supporting and promoting documentary film as a tool for social and cultural change. The mobile film series travels to areas with limited access to film to diversify and democratize documentary culture.