Bicycle Diaries: Anti/global traffic taming

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11.8.07

Anti/global traffic taming

Caravan/Prague
Bicycling for a New World

A bicycle caravan -- with the theme, Money or Life -- travels 500 miles across Europe to join protests in Prague against the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. The goal is to create a mobile utopian community which will be a living counter-example to the values of these powerful financial institutions. The landscape is beautiful, and bicycles possess their own poetry. But it's not always easy functioning without money. The authorities have their own ideas about policing the intersection of utopia and everyday life. And then there's the matter of shutting down the IMF/World Bank meeting!

Caravan/Prague, a feature-length documentary, is a first-hand account of this journey to the historic 2000 Prague protests. Filmmaker
Zack Winestine rode the entire trip with the caravan, filming from his bicycle as events unfolded. He recounts his hopes, fears, and questions, conveying the experience of participating in a bicycling community trying to bring about change that is both visionary and concrete. The film is being released to DVD on August 14 by Cinema Libre Studio.

Zack Winestine has directed short films, documentaries, and music videos. His first feature film,
States of Control, played at film festivals worldwide and received both domestic and international distribution. He has also worked for many years as a Director of Photography on independent features, music videos (for groups such as the B-52's, ZZ Top, Harry Connick Jr., and Public Enemy), and documentaries. A formative early experience was his work as assistant to the Director of Photography on Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. For further information please contact:

Andy Schreiber
Cinema Libre Studio
aschreiber@cinemalibrestudio.com
www.cinemalibrestudio.com
818-349-8822

Zack Winestine
info@caravanprague.com
www.caravanprague.com

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