With My Own Two Wheels
Jacob Seigel-Boettner, Isaac Seigel-Boettner, Ian Wexler
(USA, 2011, 44 min)
For Fred, a health worker in Zambia, the 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 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.
With My Own Two Wheels weaves together these five stories into a tale about how the bicycle can change the world—one pedal stroke at a time.