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Bike vs Cars in HCMC

Hoa Sen University, 8 Nguyễn Văn Tráng, Q1, TP Hồ Chí Minh 18 May 2018, 7.30 PM - 10.00 PM

The bicycle, an amazing tool for change. Activists and cities all over the world are moving towards a new system. But will the economic powers allow it? Bikes vs Cars by Swedish director Fredrik Gertten, looks into and investigates the daily global drama in traffic around the world.

Climate change and never-ending gridlocks frustrate people more than ever. Instead of whining, people in cities around the world take on the bicycle as a Do It Yourself solution. Road rage and poor city planning creates daily death amongst the bicyclists. And now they demand safe lanes.

It’s an uneven fight. Activists and politicians that work for change are facing a multi-billion-dollar car, oil and construction industry that use all their means to keep society car dependent. We know that the world needs radical changes to save the climate and the environment, but the car industry is selling more cars than ever. In 2015 there were one billion cars in the world. By 2020, that number will double.

From bike activists in Sao Paulo and Los Angeles, fighting for safe bike lanes, to Copenhagen where forty percent commute by bike daily, Bikes vs Cars take a look at both the struggle for bicyclists in a society dominated by cars, and the revolutionary changes that could take place if more cities moved away from car-centric models.

Bikes vs Cars has been seen in over 90 countries to a countless number of people, at festivals, special screenings, cinemas, schools, on Vimeo, at conferences, in bike shops, outdoors, indoors, projected through pedal power, preceded by bike rides and proceeded by panel discussions and Q&As. Now the movie returns to Ho Chi Minh City.

Join us at Hoa Sen University on Friday 19 May at 7:30 pm for a screening and a discussion with the Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam, Mr Pereric Högberg. Swedish fika with cinnamon buns will be served from 7 pm.

Free entrance. Welcome.

Hosts: Embassy of Sweden in Vietnam, UNDP, Live & Learn, Sweden Alumni Network Vietnam and Hoa Sen University

Last updated 12 May 2018, 4.02 PM