As ingenious as it is, the bicycle is quite a simple invention – at its base, it still works exactly like it did over 150 years ago. It has left a long legacy of social disruption in its wake: from "devil's carriage" to liberator of the working class, as a women's empowerment machine, a work tool, or a vehicle for exercise, sport, everyday life and adventure. Emerging from a "velorutional" counter-culture, the poor man's "wire donkey" has become a gamechanger in Western cities in the shift to more sustainable means of personal mobility, as well as a key element of the urban lifestyle.
Pfefferberg Haus 13
Nora Mandray // France, United States // 2015 // 08:48 min
The female/trans/queer bicycle repair collective "Fender Bender" creates Detroit's first bike-sharing program. Their empowering community grows steadily, two wheels at a time. [CW: racism, intersectional discrimination]