JURIED PRIZE WINNER – 4TH ANNUAL BIKE SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION – BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (NEW YORK, MOSCOW, HELSINKI, BOGOTÁ, QUÉBEC CITY)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – BRISTOL CYCLE FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION – 9TH INTERNATIONAL CYCLING FILM FESTIVAL 2014
OFFICIAL SELECTION – 15 SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2014
OFFICIAL SELECTION – NUOVI ORIZZONTI LATINI FESTIVAL 2014
Cuba underwent a bicycle revolution in the 1990s during its five year ‘Special Period’. Oil was scarce as a result of tough economic constraints, and throughout those years of austerity, bicycles where introduced as an alternative mode of transport. Thousands of Cubans used bicycles on a regular basis, as pedalling became the norm on the island.
Years later, the transportation crisis subsided and motorised vehicles returned, and the country’s bicycle culture took a hit. Now, new bikes are difficult to come by and parts are not readily available, yet many Cubans still use bicycles daily and, despite the limited resources, a handful of mechanics provide a service to those who rely on their bikes in their everyday lives.
Plenty of cyclists roam the streets of Havana and the rest of Cuba. Ángel, a typical bike riding Habanero, provides a brief insight into Cuban bicycle culture and the importance of bike mechanics in the capital as we come across both riders and repairmen.
*Music by VOLT HEIST: voltheist.com
Read the feature story: diegovivanco.es/portfolio-item/havana-bikes-feature-story/
Programa de radio 262º 15/12/2020
Escuchá nuestro programa todos los martes por Colmena de 18 a 20 hs. Buenos Aires (horario pandémico)
- «Busco subir a más personas a la bicicleta y convencerlos de que es posible.» Entrevista a Paty Calderón la bicireportera desde CDMX
- Masa Critica Mundial 25.02.2021
- Bicicleteada paseo en bicicleta por San Vicente
- Bicicleteada Riachuelo
- Movilización en Gualeguaychú en bici por una ciudad con + bici. Entre Ríos, Argentina