Bikes vs. Cars

Deep down, we all know we need to talk about it: Climate, earth's resources, cities where the entire surface is consumed by the car. An ever-growing, dirty, noisy chaos created by gas-consuming machines. Cars would seem to provide the lure of freedom, but in many places, traffic is so bad that drivers spend hours every day just going short distances. The bike is a great tool for change, but powerful interests who gain from the private car invest billions each year to lobby and advertise to protect against the encroachment of bicycles. Meet activists and thinkers who are fighting for better cities, who refuse to stop riding despite the increasing number killed in traffic.


CRITIC'S PICK "Breezy, Intelligent...tale of congestion-plagued cities." - THE NEW YORK TIMES

"David and Goliath on wheels." - AUSTIN CHRONICLE

"An important film...will get you thinking about -- and perhaps rethinking -- how you get around." - MONTREAL GAZETTE


2015 / Sweden / Colour / English / 1.78 widescreen presentation / 5.1 Dolby Surround / 90 minutes

In English, Portugese, Spanish, Danish with English subtitles

Director: Fredrik Gertten


  • Interview with Director Fredrik Gertten
  • "The Invisible Bicycle Helmet" (2012), a short film by Fredrik Gertten
  • Theatrical Trailer