The Bicycle City (USA, Nicaragua, 61 min)
Directed by Greg Sucharew
The transformation of a war torn community with the simple implementation of ‘the bicycle’. After his Peace Corps stint in Ecuador, where only his landlord had a bicycle, David Schweidenback had the bright idea to send used American bicycles to developing world towns as economic development aid. Nicaraguan city of Rivas was the first city to begin receiving used bikes in 1991, and where, with local help, the program has been proven a success, and we see how the bicycle has impacted this developing world town.
English & Spanish with English subtitles