Saturday, January 28, 4:45 pm, The Venue

Rodando en La Habana: Bicycle Stories

Rodando en La Habana: Bicycle Stories

  • Jaime Santos and Jennifer Hosek
  • 30 minutes
  • 2015
  • Cuba
  • Saturday, January 28, 4:45 pm, The Venue
Sponsored by the Peterborough Bicycle Advisory Committee

Innovating for human needs: bikes as a basic and primary mode of transport

Some 20 years ago, the collapse of the Soviet Union left Cuba without petroleum. Cuba’s solution was to import over one million Chinese bicycles. Today, the streets of Havana are filled with bikes carrying everything from pigs to fridges. Through the lives of five Havana cyclists, this documentary tells a people’s history of “sole-powered communities” from the 1990s to the present. The bicyclists share stories of resilience, culture, and community – and reveal the history of a city’s relationship with the two-wheeler.