Pedal Born Pictures, the film production company co-founded by 2010 Stronach Baccalaureate Prize recipient, Jacob Seigel-Boettner, released a new short documentary for World Bicycle Relief. The documentary follows two school girls from Kenya and highlights their determination to stay in school, despite the many obstacles they face, including a long walk to and from school everyday.
Pedal Born Pictures has been working with World Bicycle Relief as a client for several years. Fred, the Zambian health worker whose story they told in With My Own Two Wheels (the documentary shot with the support of the Stronach Baccalaureate Prize in 2010) received his bicycle from WBR. Jacob and his team raised money for WBR during their year-long screening tour for that film, and worked with the organization to create a classroom curriculum for WMOTW. WBR was Pedal Born Pictures’ first major client.
Since WMOTW, Jacob and his team have made an annual trip to one of the countries where they work to find more stories of people who have been empowered by two wheels. In 2015, they filmed a series of pieces on a community in Zambia where nearly every sector of society now uses the bicycle. You can check those out here: