Linda Bäckström brings together aspects that have been part of her investigating work earlier: with her interest for cars and engines as a starting point, she tells the story of freedom and speed, the dream of winning, and the romantic tale of the independent individual man.
At the same time she contrasts these symbols of competition, work, and passion with the aspects of the resources used to drive the wheel of speed. She points out the relation between coal, oil and fossils and brings our attention to how we use the natural resources we have.
The car – once a symbol of freedom and individual luxury and independence – is today changing into a political question of responsibility and bad consciousness.
Who stands behind that change and who has the right to decide? How do such changes influence us as individuals and as a society?
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