The below is an excerpt from the official Bikes for Africa website (www.bikesforafrica.net) where you can get more information about this amazing project and documentary.
** Special Jury Award – 2012 New Zealand Mountain Film Festival **
Old wheels. New lives.
In 2003 Hap Cameron decided to dedicate his twenties to traveling, creating a personal goal to live and work in every continent before he turned 30. Eight years later there is one chapter to his journey left, Africa.Bikes for Africa
is the entertaining, insightful and emotional story following the life adventures of Hap and his girlfriend Mandy, their journey through Hap’s seventh continent on two wheels, and their attempt to help implement a self-sustainable bike workshop in rural Namibia with a container load of secondhand donated bikes from Melbourne.This feature documentary endeavors to investigate how a bicycle can fundamentally change the lives of rural Africans, and brings to focus the great works of two-wheeled charities Bicycles for Humanity
and the Bicycling Empowerment Network Namibia
.Bikes for Africa is co-directed by Hap Cameron and independent New Zealand filmmaker Richard Sidey
and features homegrown Australasian music from Hazel Boot
, Heddy Fraze
& Samuel de Silentio