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|Free Screening: ‘With My Own Two Wheels’ + bicycle panel discussion|
|Date||Tuesday September 10|
|Time||6:00 PM - 7:30 PM|
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Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Public Library Main Branch
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Join the San Francisco Green Film FestivalAdded to the calendar on Monday Aug 12th, 2013 4:29 PM
for a special screening of
"With My Own Two Wheels"
A film about the bicycle as a vehicle for change around the world.
Screening followed by panel discussion with activists and members of the bicycle community.
With My Own Two Wheels
Jacob Seigel-Boettner, Isaac Seigel-Boettner, USA, 2011, 44 mins.
For many Americans, the bicycle is a choice. An expensive toy. An eco-conscious mode of transportation. For countless others 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 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 the experiences of these five individuals into a single story about how the bicycle can change the world—one pedal stroke at a time.
This event is co-presented by the San Francisco Green Film Festival, The Video Project, the Wallace Stegner Environmental Center, and the Green Stacks Program of the San Francisco Public Library.