We Are City Film Series: With My Own Two Wheels
For many Americans, the bicycle is a choice. An expensive toy. An eco-conscious mode of transportation. For citizens across the globe, it is much more. 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 stigma. With My Own Two Wheels (2010, dirs. Jacob Seigel-Boettner and Isaac Seigel-Boettner, 44 mins.) weaves together the experiences of five individuals into a single story about how the bicycle might change the world. .
After the film, hear from local people using bicycles to improve our social fabric, at home and abroad: Matthew Jose of Big City Farms, Haiti advocate Amy King, and Doug Friedenson of Freewheelin’ Bikes, moderated by Michael Kaufmann of Wishard Health Services. Then, reconvene in Nourish Café for hosted action tables and networking on subjects like building a bike-based business, biking to raise money for charity, and more.
Screening co-presented by INDYCOG.
We Are City is an ongoing program series highlighting ideas for making cities better places to live, presented by the Indianapolis Museum of Art and Wishard Health Services with support from Butler University Center for Urban Ecology, URBN DSGN, Big Car, The Platform, and Indiana Humanities.
Promotion support provided by NUVO.