Bikes vs Cars depicts a global crisis that we all know deep down we need to talk about: climate, the Earth’s resources, cities where the entire surface is consumed by cars. An ever-growing, dirty, noisy traffic chaos. Bikes are great tools for change, but the powerful interests that 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 fighting for better cities who refuse to stop riding despite the increasing number of people killed in traffic.

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Fredrik Gertten (1956, Malmö) is an award-winning director and journalist based in Malmö, Sweden, and owner and manager of the production company WG Film which he founded in 1994. Previously he worked as a foreign correspondent and columnist for radio, TV and press in Africa, Latin America, Asia and around Europe. Today he combines filmmaking with a role as a creative producer. His films have met audiences in 100 countries, including leading festivals. In Sweden the sale of FairTrade bananas went from 5 to 50 per cent of the sales after the release of the BANANAS!* films. In October 2017 he was named Honorary Doctor at Malmö University’s Faculty of Culture and Society, for his work as a documentary filmmaker.

Photo: Gerhard Jörén