Bikes vs Cars Documentary Screening at Fuller Craft Museum. Part of the SolarCity Sustainable Film Series at the South Shore Indie Music Festival. Saturday, June 11, 12:00 – 8:00 pm.
Cyclists, noncyclists, and environmentally conscious individuals, please join us for a spectacular documentary that follows individuals around the world who are fighting to create change through the bicycle and investigates the daily global drama in traffic around the world. The screening and panel are hosted by Brockton cycling club Velo Urbano, Founder, Paul Chenard. Fuller Craft Museum would like to celebrate Velo Urbano becoming one of the newest Massbike chapters by selecting this film to kick off their SolarCity Sustainable Film Series, part of the South Shore Indie Music Festival. Join us on Saturday, June 11, 12:00 pm for a screening and panel discussion of the award-winning documentary “Bikes vs Cars” a film by Fredrik Gertten. Our panel includes: Glynnis Ritter, one of the film producers (via skype from Sweden); Pete Stidman, former director of the Boston Cyclist Union; Kioko Mwosa is the President of the Blue Hills Cycling Club; Michelle Cook co-founder of Black Boston Cyclists/ Roxbury Rides; and Deb Roher, a bicycle advocate from the New Bedford/Fall River area. Make Fuller Craft Museum your bike club destination that day at noon for film and discussion about issues around urban cycling.
Art Sustains Us…
This is the slogan for our South Shore Indie Music Festival. To that end Fuller Craft Museum has partnered with Equal Exchange, Project Green Schools, and SolarCity to program sustainability films, tiny talks, craft activities, demos, and guest speakers that will share information about lessening our environmental impact on the earth for future generations. This programming is as an integral part of our “3-D” indie music festival (music • craft • nature), and includes a large interactive communal sculpture designed by artist Duken Delpe out of recyclable materials
Paul Chenard, Velo Urbano.
Paul Chenard is a Californian that has found himself living in Easton and working in Brockton. Paul has a M.A. in Transportation Planning from New York University and a B.A. in Urban Studies and Planning from San Francisco State University. Paul has been involved in bicycle transportation advocacy since high school. During the week you will find him riding to work where he does Transportation Planning at the Old Colony Planning Council in Brockton, working on a variety of transportation planning issues including bicycle infrastructure. Paul is the founder of Velo Urbano, a pop up bicycle cafe that he hopes to turn into a fully operating storefront location serving bicyclist and the community delicious coffee and bicycle repair. Paul is also president of the newly formed MassBike Southeast chapter.
Michelle Cook, Co-Founder of Black Boston Cyclists/ Roxbury Rides.
Kioko Mwosa, President of the Blue Hills Cycling Club.
Kioko Mwosa is the President of the Blue Hills Cycling Club, which is one of the largest multi-disciplined cycling clubs in the New England area. Blue Hills Cycling is based in the Milton, MA area and has representation in many of New England’s Road, Mountain Bike, Cyclocross and Triathlon disciplines. In addition, Blue Hills Cycling members often raise money and ride in many of the charity rides that are fixtures in the regular season calendar including Best Buddies, B2VT and the Pan Mass Challenge. Kioko is a Cat 4 and Master’s Racer. He lives in Milton, MA with his wife Thato and 3 kids.
Deborah Roher, Attorney, Bicycle Advocate.
Deborah Roher has been a car owner from the age of 33, a driver from the age of 28, and a bike rider all her adult life. She has taken part in long bike tours in Massachusetts, New York, and Indiana, but mostly rides for errands and to commute to work between New Bedford and Fall River. She participates intermittently in meetings and events sponsored by both the New Bedford and Fall River Bicycle Committees. When not biking, she is self-employed as a lawyer emphasizing consumer protection, bankruptcy, and landlord-tenant issues, and volunteers with the Coalition for Social Justice on an issues agenda that includes improving public transportation. She is especially interested in creating sustainable transportation systems that unite trains, buses, and bicycles.
Pete Stidman, Founder and former Director of the Boston Cyclists Union.
Pete Stidman has worked as a photographer, a reporter, a community organizer and now as a transportation planner for Howard Stein Hudson. As founder and director of the Boston Cyclists Union he helped organize communities to take down a 1950s era highway-style overpass in Jamaica Plain, add world class protected bike lanes to a design for Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, and start a planning process now underway at the DCR to study adding bikeways to all DCR-owned parkways. He is now managing several projects for Howard Stein Hudson, including a study of the Downtown Crossing pedestrian zone, a study to add transit priority and bikeways to the Mt. Auburn corridor in West Cambridge, and a complete streets prioritization plan in Everett, Mass.
About Bikes vs Cars Director Fredrik Gertten.
Fredrik Gertten worked as a journalist for newspapers, radio and television in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe during the 1980s and 1990s. In 1995 he published the travel book Ung man söker världen (Young man looking for the World) through the publisher Gong Gong förlag. He wrote for the newspaper Arbetet from 1990 until it ceased publication in 2000 and for Kvällsposten in 2001-2003. He has also been the producer of documentaries and entertainment shows for the Swedish television channels SVT, TV 4 and TV 3. In 2009, Gertten’s production company WG Film was sued for defamation by Dole Food Company after the US screening of Bananas!*, a documentary film about a conflict between Dole and banana plantation workers in Nicaragua over alleged cases of sterility caused by the pesticide DBCP.