A Film About The Bicycle As a Vehicle for Change
In the award winning documentary film, With My Own Two Wheels filmmaker Jacob Siegel-Boettner weaves together 5 stories of individuals using bicycles to change the world,one pedal stroke at a time. Fred, a healthcare worker in Zambia, uses his World Bicycle Relief bike as a means to reach twice as many patients. Bharati, a teenager in India, uses her bike to access education. For Mirriam, a disabled Ghanaian woman, working on bicycles is an escape from the stigma attached to disabled people in her community. For Carlos, a farmer in Guatemala, pedal power is a way to help neighbors reduce their impact on the environment. For Sharkey, a young man in California, the bicycle is an escape from the gangs that consume so many of his peers.
Schools across the United States are bringing The Power of Bicyles into the classroom through the With My Own Two Wheels Classroom Companion. This curriculum accompanies the 45-min film and provides high school and middle school teachers the tools they need to integrate the characters in the film and their use of bicycles into academic areas: from social studies to industrial arts. The guide also helps inspired students take their own "pedalstrokes" to provide bicycles to peers in Africa through World Bicycle Relief's education program. For more on school screenings or to introduce the With My Own Two Wheels Classroom Companion to your school please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.