Frequently Asked Questions
Aline Cavalcante says in the trailer: This is not a war, this is a city. We have to live together in peace.
Traveling the world meeting bike activists, I know that she represents this movement well. This is not an anti-car movement, or even worse, a movement that hates people who drive cars. Bike activists ask for safety, separated bike lanes, better crossings, respect in traffic. It's all about city planning that cares about more than cars.
To me BIKES vs CARS is a David and Goliath theme. Where the bicycle is the David. Not only in the daily, uneven fight for space in traffic. For me it's quite clear now that the car model is no longer working. And the people who suffer most are the ones inside the cars. Gridlocks create frustrations and aggressions, not talking about all the extra costs of just sitting inside your car wasting fuel and time.
In a time where we all worry about climate change, I often wonder why the information we have doesn't make us change our habits. To me it's clear. There are forces who invest billion after billion to preserve the Status Quo. The car industry needs to sell cars, the construction industry needs to build more highways, tunnels, shopping malls, the oil industry likes the price for crude to be high so they can drill on Greenland or 6000 meters below the sea outside Brazil. If more cities did like Copenhagen or Amsterdam where 40 per cent commute on bike, it would have a direct climate effect. But it would also mean bad business for the ones thriving on the car model.
The VS in the title is there to make us talk about the power relations. We will always have cars, and yes I love to drive. But I hate gridlocks. I also hate the way we treat our planet. I believe we must and can change. With pleasure.
The post-production stage is when we finally get to put all of the footage we've collected together. Edit it, add music to it, add subtitles. These things all take a lot of time and money, but are essential for presenting you with a strong, effective documentary. Once we're finished, we want to get it out to as wide of an audience as possible, which requires a lot of reaching out! Not only on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, but also to film festivals, distribution companies, tv channels etc. This documentary is addressing a very global issue, so we want people around the world to get a chance to see it!Last updated:
Now that the Kickstarter is complete and we have reached our goal, we will begin rolling out the rewards to all of you, our many generous supporters! Make sure to look out for updates from us, including a survey, which will help us get everything sent as soon as possible. With 2000 backers, it will take some time, so we hope you’ll be patient with us. We plan to have everything (excluding the final film), delivered by the end of the year. While you're waiting, look for your name on our website's Thank You wall (coming soon)!Last updated:
We hope to have the final film finished in summer, 2014.Last updated:
While we work on finishing the film, we want to keep building the community that we have established here on Kickstarter. You can stay involved by signing up on our website, following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and by checking out our blog, where we’ll make sure to keep you updated on the progress of the film.
Blog: http://www.bikes-vs-cars.com/blogLast updated:
Yes! If you or your friends are interested in contributing, but didn't get a chance through Kickstarter, you can still make donations on our website. Through our site, you’ll also have the option to make a tax-deductible donation (US). As we’ve continued to stress, each and every dollar makes a statement and helps us show that WE ARE MANY who see the bike as a tool for change.
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