a film by Zack Winestine
NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD
released by Cinema Libre Studio
"An absolutely fascinating road trip populated by real and endlessly interesting people. First rate."
– Wade Major, DigiGods
"A valuable first-hand account... Fascinating"
– John Nesbitt, Old School Reviews
"[An] amazing effort... Entertaining and eccentric"
– Phil Hall, Video Librarian Magazine
"An intimate portrayal of a social movement... Revealing insights"
– Robert Zverina, Carbusters Magazine
– Katie Morris, Film Monthly
"An affecting, effective piece of documentary filmmaking... Wonderful"
– Rod Amis, CinemActivist.com
"Relevant as both history and inspiration"
– Brad Quartuccio, Urban Velo
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 should the caravan succeed in getting to Prague, there's the matter of shutting down the World Bank/IMF meeting...
Caravan/Prague, a feature-length documentary, is a first-hand account of this journey and 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 community trying to bring about change that is both visionary and concrete.
DVD extras include an extended scene, trailer, and a DVD-Rom feature with extensive information about economic globalization. Also included is Quebec: At the Wall, a short film about the 2001 FTAA protests in Quebec City.
The DVD is available direct from the Cinema Libre Store and from most internet DVD retailers including Amazon.
The film can be downloaded for either rental or purchase from Cinema Libre.