Burning Rubber

Burning Rubber

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"The driver of a motorcycle can be very close to the artist. The motorcycle driver is a person who driving, who has a tool to escape. It gives you some power. It gives you a tool to get to another place, to create the idea of freedom."
     - Lori Hersberger, Artist (Zurich, Switzerland)

When Ariella Pahlke leaves her house in rural Nova Scotia, she often encounters black marks that twist and turn along the road. Burning Rubber is an investigation into these marks, a provocative re-framing of burnouts and rural car culture. The documentary weaves a predominantly male car culture together with artists and the curiosity of outsiders, ultimately stimulating larger questions about identity, creatibity, gender, freedom, and how we decide waht is valued and given meaning as art.

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