In American, the bicycle has many connotations– a child’s toy, an eco-conscious mode of transportation, a status symbol of hipsterdom. We, in San Francisco especially, know the associations of the bicycle with dive bars and PBRs.
But for others across the globe, the bicycle symbolizes much more. Documentary film With My Own Two Wheels weaves together the experiences of five people from around the world. It tells the moving story of how the bicycle can be much more than the sum of its parts.
For Fred, a health worker in Zambia, his bicycle is a means of reaching twice as many patients. For Bharati, a teenager in India, it provides access to education. For Mirriam, a disabled Ghanian woman, working on bicycles is an escape from the stigma attached to disabled people in her community.
Attend this educational and moving screening of the documentary and learn how, for many, the bicycle is not a choice or fashion trend. It is a vehicle for change around the world.