It's been a busy and productive last few months of filming, SWIMming and traveling for the BIKES vs CARS team. With summer upon us, we look forward to keeping the momentum going. In fact, starting this week, we'll have Benjamin Binderup and Sascha Fülscher here to continue editing the film.
In May, Fredrik traveled to Los Angeles to continue shooting for the film. In between filming days, he got the chance to meet some friends and supporters of the project at a brunch and pool party hosted by our US Executive Producer, Chris Paine (Who Killed the Electric Car?, Revenge of the Electric Car). Those who attended got a special sneak peak of some work-in-progress scenes from the film. Thanks to all who joined us for the afternoon!
Fredrik's next stop was Berlin, in June. The team attended a bike rally organized by ADFC Berlin, where more than 200,000 bicyclists asked for safe bike lanes. It was an inspiring event to film and be apart of. Later in the week, Lobby Control, a NGO that works for transparency and democracy in Germany and the EU, took Fredrik and about twenty BIKES vs CARS friends on a tour of important auto lobby spots throughout Berlin. The tour took them to the lobby offices of Daimler/Mercedes, BMW, VW, as well as the Bundeskanzleramt, the office of the German head of government.
We love the opportunity to meet volunteers and supporters of BIKES vs CARS and look forward to more events like these in the future. If you'd like to join us for one, make sure to sign up on our website so that you don't miss out.
Next up for BIKES vs CARS, along with editing, will be a visit to Almedalsveckan at the end of June. Almedalsveckan is an annual political event held in Gotland that emphasizes openness and democracy. Over the course of the week, many debates, seminars and press conferences are held, with all events free and open to the public. Fredrik will attend along with producer Elin Kamlert and both will participate in a number of events on the topic of bike infrastructure, bike trends and city planning. Check out their website for more info about Almedalsveckan, as well as a complete schedule of events.