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Dutch Film Festival: Why We Cycle @ Christchurch

01/11/2018 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Dutch Film Festival from September to November 2018
The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Wellington warmly invites you to the Dutch Film Festival in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch. Let’s get together to enjoy incredible Dutch film magic.

We bring to you the best cinematic offerings with the below films playing in all three cities. The Netherlands Embassy is proud to host “Why We Cycle” Opening Nights with drinks and delicious Dutch nibbles starting an hour prior to each screening.

Festival admission is free, please register for your tickets via the below Eventbrite links. Tickets are on a first come – first served basis. In case you have reserved tickets but are unable to attend, please email so we can redistribute your tickets.

All movies are in Dutch with English subtitles.

WHY WE CYCLE – Opening Nights

2017 | 57 min | Documentary | Directors Arne Gielen, Gertjan Hulster

To the Dutch, cycling is as normal as breathing. Perhaps the fact that they do not think about it, is the key to the bicycle’s success in the Netherlands. Since the Dutch do not give cycling a second thought, they do not 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.

After the screening, everyone is welcomed to stay on for a panel discussion about the rise of cycling in New Zealand and the Netherlands.


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu
310 Montreal St
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Embassy of the Netherlands in NZ
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