Join the Lowell Film Collaborative for the FINAL film in our “Land, Air & Water” Eco Film series co-hosted with our Screen Partner, Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust! Its been an absolute pleasure to work with such an amazing organization to present SIX stunning films, each with a different ECO theme. June’s theme is sustainability, and we are proud to screen With My Own Two Wheels, the award-winning documentary that poignantly weaves together five international stories to showcase how the bicycle is changing the lives of people around the world. We can’t help but make this summer movie event a Bike-In Film Screening, so cyclists, show your bicycle solidarity and use pedal power to get to our venue! The Visitor Center is located right in downtown Lowell and bike racks are at the Visitor Center parking lot at 304 Dutton Street. We look forward to seeing everyone — using pedals, feet, or vehicles — on Tuesday, June 25th!
WITH MY OWN TWO WHEELS (2011, 44 mins)
Tuesday, June 25 @ 6:30PM | Doors @ 6PM
Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center
246 Market Street
(free parking in the VC parking lot at 304 Dutton Street)
Free admission, but donations are gratefully appreciated!
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For many Americans, the bicycle is a choice. It’s an expensive toy, a collectible or hobby, or an eco-conscious mode of transportation. But for countless others across the globe, it’s much more! With My Own Two Wheels features five compelling, life-changing stories all made possible by the bicycle: For Fred, a health worker and caregiver in Zambia, the bicycle is a means of reaching twice as many AIDS patients during his daily visits. For Bharati, a teenage girl in India, the bicycle literally provides her access to education. For Mirriam, a disabled Ghanaian woman living with Polio, 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. And for Sharkey, a young man in California, the bicycle is an escape from the gangs that consume so many of his peers.
Told through the lens of filmmaker Jacob Siegel-Boettner, With My Own Two Wheels weaves together the incredible experiences of these five individuals into a single story about how the bicycle is changing the world — one pedal stroke at a time!
As seen in this film, learn more about global efforts to use the bicycle for change!
> Bikes Not Bombs
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This event is partially supported by a grant from the Lowell Cultural Council, a local agency funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a stage agency.