You don’t always have to travel far and wide for a little adventure when the city has so much to offer. Videographer Bryn North shares his experience of Cape Town by bike. The result – a magical video ode: My City On Two Wheels.
This is what cycling in South Africa is really about – everyday bicycle commuters! Filmed in 2011 at TEDxStellenbosch, Stan and Nic share their story of the creation of Bicycle Portraits – a 6000km journey that took them all around South Africa meeting and photographing other South Africans with their bicycles.
Less Car More Go is a crowd-sourced documentary film that takes a fascinating look at the past, present and future of the cargo bike movement. Globally cargo bike culture is exploding with people using cargo bikes for everything from delivering bread to taking the kids to school.
The 2014 Cape Town Eco Film Festival takes place at the Labia Theatre on Orange Street (27th – 31st March), showcasing the best local and international environmental documentary films. On the 29th + 30th March there will be a screening of a selection of inspiring bicycle short films.
This had to be one of the most hilarious films at this year’s Bicycle Film Festival. It a comic portrayal of why we need bicycle lanes – uncluttered ones!
‘Is he suicidal?’ I whispered to my friend seated next to me, and he replied in true bicycle junkie fashion: ‘It becomes a part of you. You’d rather die than never ride again’. And it was at this point that I realised the energy fuelling the worldwide bicycle community was raw, die-hard passion.
Last night we attended the launch of Ubuntu Bikes and were blown away by their passion and dedication to transforming everyday bicycles into one-of-a-kind works of art that showcase the talents of local artists.
See Cape Town through the eyes of a street trials pro rider. For Danny, the city is one enormous playground!
What started off as a study of South African commuter culture has turned into portrait of a nation through the bicycles that they own and ride every day – revealing all manner of social, class, historical and cultural nuances never imagined.