Urban Velo

An Interview With Jacob Seigel-Boettner

WMOTW7 Dada Robotnik has posted an interview with filmmaker Jacob Seigel-Boettner whose first project With My Own Two Wheels goes around the world to explore how bicycles are used to solve community problems.

Seigel-Boettner: We filmed one story in Zambia, one in Ghana, one in India, one in Guatemala and one in Southern California. I worked with Project Rwanda and I’d gone to the Interbike trade show a couple of times to represent them. That’s where I found out about World Bicycle Relief (WBR), the project that we filmed in Zambia that’s now all over sub-Saharan Africa, probably the biggest bike development project out there. I knew that there were probably other projects like them around the world, to find them I literally spent a month during my senior year Googling “bike project —pick a country—.” I sent an introductory letter to project directors, the ones that responded narrowed down the spreadsheet a little bit more, and then sat down and looked at themes. We knew we wanted a story related to education, one related to healthcare, hopefully several relating to women’s empowerment.

Find out more about the film and rear the entire interview at www.dadrobotnik.com

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