Cycling for Democracy
“Cycling for Democracy” or hitting the road in pursuit of imaginative schemes that help answer the question “Can democracy save the environment?”
In 13 short films, each roughly 5 minutes long, Nicolas introduces us to the individuals behind environmental and community-based groups around the world, which have been selected for the World Forum for Democracy (8-10 November 2021, Strasbourg).
In search of answers to the environmental challenges of our time, in 2019 Nicolas cycled the roads of France to discover various people-driven solutions. Now, with travel restricted by the pandemic, our cyclist reaches out from the Council of Europe Assembly Chamber in Strasbourg to the individuals running incredible environmental initiatives and interviews them.
From this venue which every year plays host to the World Forum for Democracy, Nicolas takes us to the four corners of the globe to discover a host of initiatives, large and small, that aim to promote eco-citizenship, environmental education, legal emancipation of rural populations, participatory democracy, ecology as an instrument of peace and much more.
As the interviewees navigate their cities by bike, in France, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Germany, Italy, Spain, Canada, Israel, Indonesia, Kenya or Brazil, Nicolas asks us: can democracy save the environment?