Why We Cycle

Netherlands 2017
In Dutch and English with English subtitles
57 min
For audiences of all ages
Director: Arne Gielen & Gertjan Hulster
Screenplay: Marco te Brömmelstroet, Gertjan Hulster, Jeroen Dirks, Arne Gielen
Cast: Giselinde Kuipers, Erik Verhoef, Maria Hopman, Leo Bormans, John Heijster, Marco te Brömmelstroet, Fariya Sharmeen, Saskia Kluit, Fenna Poletiek, Sjoerd Soeters
Production: Gertjan Hulster, Jeroen Dirks / Nieuw & Verbeterd
Print Source: Taskovski Films

To the Dutch, cycling is as normal as breathing. We don't think about it, we just do it. Perhaps the fact that we don't think about it, is the key to the bicycle's success in this country. But because we do not give cycling a second thought, we don't really know what the deeper needs of cyclists are. In the documentary 'Why we cycle' we take a ride with ordinary cyclists and specialists from a variety of disciplines. These conversations uncover some obvious, but even more hidden effects of cycling on people, on societies, and on the organization of cities.

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