With My Own Two Wheels
Directed by Jacob Seigel-Boettner | USA | 2010 | 44min | Subtitled | (Q&A)
The bicycle is a simple machine that upon first glance, has few parts to complete the whole. However, what one may do with it is a completely different story. The documentary, WITH MY OWN TWO WHEELS, directed by the Seigel-Boettner brothers Jacob and Isaac, takes us across the globe to five distinct cities in four separate continents. The film follows five people, all who, with the help of the bicycle, make the best of tough situations. Each member has a unique way in which the bicycle has affected their lives, from providing a means of transportation to attend school for the first time, to being the catalyst for a disabled young woman to enter the work force as a bicycle mechanic. Their drive, coupled with the help of global organizations that distribute bicycles to all corners of the world, links together the stories of individuals who have been empowered by the bicycle, and give it the recognition it deserves.
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