The Bikes of Wrath

The bikes of wrath

Cameron Ford / Charlie Turnbull

Country: Australia
Year: 2017
Length: 108'
Language: English
Subtitles: V.O.S.E.

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Friday Sept 14 – 22 h

Sunday Sept 16 – 18 h

Synopsis

Five ciclists, 2600 kilometers in 30 days with 420$, two guitars and one of the most influential novels of the 20th century - The Bikes of Wrath is a story of adventure, physical struggle, human connection, cultural commentary and the American Dream. The media’s depiction of America is currently one of division, fear, and at times, ignorance. However, this documentary is able to present a more genuine reflection of America through unplanned conversations with small-town, working-class people. The merging of history and cultural exploration is further aided by incorporating Steinbeck’s observations from the late 1930s. Carefully selected passages from ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ are read by the film’s main characters over the course of the journey to enhance key moments of the narrative and connect parallel themes.

Ford & Turnbull
Cameron Ford / Charlie Turnbull

Cameron Ford
Director/Producer/Editor

Cameron is an award-winning filmmaker whose collective work as a director, cinematographer, editor, producer and writer has screened at more than 60 festivals around the world . The Bikes of Wrath is Cameron’s first feature-length adventure/social change documentary. He has recently completed principal photography on his second feature-length adventure/social change documentary, ‘Floating with Huck’, in which 3 Australian friends travel the length of the Mississippi River on a homemade raft exploring the racial and economic divide in America through the lens of Mark Twain’s ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’.

Charlie Turnbull
Director/Producer

Charlie’s background in journalism, enthusiasm for travel, and keen interest in different cultures naturally led him to the world of documentaries. An avid explorer, he has produced short adventure-based
films in Australia, Iceland, Mongolia and the United States. The Bikes of Wrath is Charlie’s first feature- length adventure/social change documentary. He has recently completed principal photography on his second feature-length adventure/social change documentary, ‘Floating with Huck’, in which 3 Australian friends travel the length of the Mississippi River on a homemade raft exploring the racial and economic divide in America through the lens of Mark Twain’s ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’.