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The Bikes of Wrath

6 x 50 / 1 x 90 HD
Broadcaster:  ABC

Oklahoma to California: 2600 kms, 420 dollars, 30 days, 5 bikes, 2 guitars and one of the most influential novels of the 20th century - The Bikes of Wrath is the story of adventure, human connection, and an in-depth look at inequality and disenfranchisement in today's America through the lens of John Steinbeck's seminal novel, 'The Grapes of Wrath'.

 

Through chance encounters with everyday Americans, these five friends explore the novel's core themes - migration, inequality and the perceived land of opportunity - and how the nation has progressed decades after it's first publication.

 

Through countless acts of generosity from small-town individuals and communities, to desolating encounters with 'unwanted' Americans, the cyclists experience first-hand the startling parallels of the novel in a country still grappling with the same issues today, and ultimately, it's own sense of identity.

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