SATURDAY (10 JUNE) AT 3:30 P.M. | SECTION: CITY BIKE | BUY TICKET
The Bicycle City, dir. Greg Sucharew, USA / Nicaragua 2016, 61 mins.
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After his Peace Corps stint in Ecuador, where only his landlord had a bicycle, David Schweidenback had the novel idea to send used American bicycles to developing world towns as economic development aid. He created Pedals for Progress in 1991, and started shipping bikes to the Nicaraguan city of Rivas, where, with local help, the program has been proven a success. Xiomara Davila, Joaquin Obando, and Julia Jiron show us daily life in Rivas, and how the simple bicycle has impacted this developing, war-ravaged town.