My Flag is on Fire
The story of the White Bicycle.
The idea of the white bicycle began as a community transportation system in Amsterdam back in the 60's. Bikes, painted white, would be left on street corners for people to use to get around town for free. Since then, the White Bicycle has taken on a new identity. Sometimes called "Ghost Bikes," these bikes are small and somber memorials for bicyclists who are killed or hit on the street. A bicycle is painted all white and locked to a street sign near the crash site. They serve as reminders of the tragedy that took place on an otherwise anonymous street corner, and as quiet statements in support of cyclists' right to safe travel.
Directed by Cassady O'Neal
Astronaut - Chris Parker
Additional Photography: Kyle Weerheim
Steadicam Operator: Joe Siino
Hair and Make-up: Brighty O'Neal
Production Assistants: Megan Berner, Troy Elizares, Lindsey Naima Hemphill, Rene Bonilla
Animation and Editing: Cassady O'Neal
Special Thanks: Kent and Kimberly Stephens, Jeanne Jo, Humaniterrorist, Barry O'Neal, Kaleb Temple, David Hernandez, Elton de Leon Arteaga, Mike and Judith O'Neal, The Holland Project, Lincoln Lounge, Reno BikeProject
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