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Five Australians attempt to cycle 2600kms from Oklahoma to California in honour of the westward migration undertaken by 'The Grapes of Wrath's' Joad family. Through chance encounters with everyday Americans, the cyclists expand on the novel’s core themes of migration, inequality and the perceived land of opportunity. The group explores whether America has progressed since the book was written, discussing the wealth gap, immigration and the American Dream. The fascinating people they meet along the way reveal the enduring strength of human spirit despite the inequality and disenfranchisement which runs as deep today, as it did in Steinbeck’s seminal novel. The Bikes of Wrath is a unique, funny and insightful documentary filled with adventure, literature, music, and human connection.
to make it more fun, they started with the same amount of money as the Joad family, adjusted for inflation.
THE BIKES OF WRATH
OKLAHOMA TO CALIFORNIA: 2600 KMS, 420 DOLLARS, 30 DAYS, 5 BIKES, 3 CAMERAS, 2 GUITARS AND ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL NOVELS OF THE 20TH CENTURY
DURATION: 100 MINUTES
CLASSIFICATION: THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED
PRODUCER: CAMERON FORD & CHARLIE TURNBULL
DIRECTOR: CAMERON FORD & CHARLIE TURNBULL