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Country of origin United States
Release date(s) 2005
Running time 37 minutes
Language English
Genre Documentation
Production
Directed by Andrew Lynn, Elizabeth Press, Chris Ryan
Produced by In Tandem Productions
Music by

An Albatross, James Avatar and the Digitelle, Hungry March Band, Parts & Labor, Joe Reinsel, The Rude Mechanical Orchestra, Team Spider, Tyondai Braxton, John Vosmek

Cinematography Tahira Faune Alford, Eileen Clancy, Bill DiPaola, FluxRostrum, Mike Green, Erez Gudes, Nathan Guisinger, John Hamilton, Marilyn Horan, Anthony Howard, Brandon Jourdan, Andrew Lynn, Olga M, Charles Meol, Jen Nedbalsky, Brandon Neubauer, Elizabeth Press, Chris Ryan, Armand Ruhlman, Vlad Teichberg, Sarah Turner, Victor Veysey, Bradley Will, Dawn Zuppelli

Still we ride is a film documentary about the mass arrests some days before the National Republican Convention in New York in 2004. Premiere was on May 12, 2005 at Bicycle Film Festival in New York, NY.

BackgroundEdit

RNC New York 2004

Police with bikes at the RNC

2004 Republican National ConventionEdit

The 2004 Republican National Convention, the presidential nominating convention of the Republican Party of the United States, took place from August 30 to September 2, 2004 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. The convention is one of a series of historic quadrennial meetings at which the Republican candidate for President of the United States and party platform are formally adopted. Attendance included 2,509 delegates and 2,344 alternate delegates from the states, territories and overseas dependencies. The convention marked the formal end of the active primary election season, although the primaries were essentially uncontested: there was no major candidate to challenge the incumbent, George W. Bush.

Protest ActivitiesEdit

2004 Republican National Convention protest activity includes the broad range of marches, rallies, performances, demonstrations, exhibits, and acts of civil disobedience in New York City to protest the 2004 Republican National Convention and the nomination of President George W. Bush for the 2004 U.S. presidential election, as well as a much smaller number of people who marched to support Bush at the convention.

Hundreds of groups organized protests, including United for Peace and Justice, a coalition of more than 800 anti-war and social justice groups, and International ANSWER. Over 1800 individuals were arrested by the authorities, a record for a political convention in the U.S. However 90% of those charges were eventually dropped.

Critical Mass on Friday, August 27, 2004Edit

Between 5,000 and 6,000 participants took part in the Critical Mass bicycle ride on Friday August 27, 2004. The monthly NYC Critical Mass ride promoted by the environmental group Time's Up! occurs on the last Friday of each month and prior to this ride had usually attracted about 1,500 riders. Police eventually blockaded roads and arrested 264 people in relation to that event. Most of them were charged with disorderly conduct and held in custody for 24 hours. This was the first time the NYPD had made any significant arrests of Critical Mass participants.

Still We Ride - The MovieEdit

Documentary about NYPD's Attack on Critical MassEdit

(This part is taken from the free Indymedia article by the author Time's Up!) [1]

Still We Ride is a powerful new documentary about the suppression of free speech and free assembly as manifested by the City of New York's attacks on the monthly Critical Mass ride. The film documents the August 2004 ride before the arrests began and the chaos that followed. The movie also chronicles the continuing police crackdown on cyclists in New York, including arrests and bike seizures, which have occurred monthly since September 2004 and which show no signs of ending while Michael Bloomberg is mayor. The film also covers the time-consuming, expensive court battles, including the City's current lawsuit against Time's Up!, an18-year-old Manhattan-based environmental advocacy group, for promoting the leaderless Critical Mass ride.

TrailerEdit

ProductionEdit

The film was produced by In Tandem Productions (See external links for their film homepage).

CreditsEdit

  • Directed
Andrew Lynn, Elizabeth Press, Chris Ryan
  • Produced
Andrew Lynn, Elizabeth Press, Chris Ryan, Brendt Barbur
  • Cameras
Tahira Faune Alford, Eileen Clancy, Bill DiPaola, FluxRostrum, Mike Green, Erez Gudes, Nathan Guisinger, John Hamilton, Marilyn Horan, Anthony Howard, Brandon Jourdan, Andrew Lynn, Olga M, Charles Meol, Jen Nedbalsky, Brandon Neubauer, Elizabeth Press, Chris Ryan, Armand Ruhlman, Vlad Teichberg, Sarah Turner, Victor Veysey, Bradley Will, Dawn Zuppelli
  • Music and Sound
An Albatross, James Avatar and the Digitelle, Hungry March Band, Parts & Labor, Joe Reinsel, The Rude Mechanical Orchestra, Team Spider, Tyondai Braxton, John Vosmek
  • Still Photography
Antrim Caskey, Peter Meitzler, Jacob Richards, Tod Seelie
  • Graphics and Lowerthirds
Erez Gudes
  • Graphic Design
Eliza Jane Curtis

MiscellaneousEdit

The DVD inludes some extras, a trailer, an interview with Chris Carlsson and the Gears for Fears animation [2] by Nick Golebiewski.

External LinksEdit

References and FootnotesEdit

  1. This part of the article is taken from the baltimor indymedia article Documentary about NYPD's Attack on Critical Mass and was published from it`s author Times Up! as Public Domain. See [1].
  2. See http://foedesigns.com/nick/index.html
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