Here’s a short description of the movies:
IF I RIDE
“We all ride for our own reasons, but we all want the same thing: a better future for bicycling. “If I Ride” is a bicycle rider’s poem to biking. Our goal at Peopleforbikes.org is to gather a million names of support, to speak with one, powerful voice—to make bicycling safer, more convenient and appealing for everyone. Simply put, we believe that life is far more enjoyable when its experienced on two wheels. We believe that by coming together, we can make our world a better place to ride.”
WITH MY OWN TWO WHEELS
“For many Americans, the bicycle is a choice, an expensive toy, an eco-conscious mode of transportation. For others across the globe, it is much more. For a health worker in Zambia, it’s a means of reaching twice as many patients. For a teenager in India, it provides access to education. For a farmer in Guatemala, it’s a way to help neighbors reduce their impact on the environment. This film weaves together their experiences into a single story about how the bicycle can change the world.”
LE GRAND DETOUR
“Delphine and Damien ride across forbidden Tibet on their tandem bike for 2.5 months and make a break along the way in Lhassa to capture the Tibetan folk’s unmovable faith under Chinese occupation. Luckily enough, the Chinese authorities decide not to stop them. They then reach Nepal and India, where they experience the hardest cultural gap they’ve ever known. Exhausted but marveling at India’s incredible life, they finally make it back home through the Old Continent—Turkey, Bulgaria, Bosnia—meeting fascinating people on the way.”
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