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We Are Traffic
We Are Traffic
Item#: 693
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Running Time: 50 minutes
G 8-Adult
Ted White

 

"...this festive look at the burgeoning movement is a fine invitation to join the freewheeling crowds-or at least cheer from the sidewalk to encourage the demise of fossil-fueled tyranny."
- Sierra Magazine

"We Are Traffic captures the social experience of mass rides and also the social message that they give voice to."
- Bike Culture Quarterly

"...Ted White beautifully captures the energy and spirit of this worldwide social movement."
- Prachel Slocum, Professor of Geography, Clark University

 

- First Prize, EarthVision 2002 Film Festival

 

 

- Planet in Focus, Toronto International Environmetnal Film Festival
- Olympia Film Festival
PREVIOUSLY AVAILABLE ON VHS. A DVD CAN BE CREATED UPON REQUEST - CONTACT US

From the filmmaker who coined the phrase "Critical Mass" in the early nineties in the documentary entitled Return of the Scorcher, comes We are Traffic. A chronicle of the history and development of the "Critical Mass" bicycle movement, We Are Traffic depicts a spirited and dynamic movement of the otherwise apathetic 90s. Now established in over 100 cities in 14 countries, Critical Mass is, for many bicycle enthusiasts, a monthly ritual of riding en masse, forming a swarm of pedal-power in an attempt to reclaim the streets.

We Are Traffic tracks this leaderless, grassroots movement from its beginnings in San Francisco in 1992 to its spread across the globe. Provocative and entertaining, this documentary presents a side of Critical Mass not seen in mainstream media. The video documents both the successes and failures of this unique movement and provides a fascinating analysis of a modern political movement challenging all the norms. Featured are shots of Critical Mass in action in Texas, Oregon, New York, London and even as far away as Sydney, Australia.