Bicimaximo is a social enterprise with a heart of a non-profit organization. With a passion for bicycles, Baker Nicholaou - the director and co-founder of Bicicmaximo - traveled from the United States to Nicaragua to open up a business in hopes of providing better quality bikes while training locals as bike mechanics in order to provide sustainable jobs for people in need. One of Baker’s dreams is to have an internship program for men coming out of a six month long drug and alcohol rehabilitation program to help provide work skills and vocational training through their bike rebuild program. Bikes are a huge part of the Nicaraguan culture.
This documentary film takes a look at what is the ultimate goal of this social enterprise and how it could significantly impact the residents of Granada. Explore the potential impact this program could have through one man's personal journey, a man who understands what it takes to rebuild one’s life. “Second Cycles” gives us a glimpse into what a second chance can mean to a person in need. The film strives to expand on the Nicaraguan setting while focusing on an important social issue to take a journey down the path not so often traveled.
Bicimaximo offers bike rentals ranging from daily to multi-day tours around Nicaragua that provide tourists with a truly unique outlook on what this country has to offer. These tours are Bicimaximo's way of being sustainable, allowing them to gain enough revenue to make these internships and other projects a reality.
This film was made by a student crew in a Media Impact Internship program with Actuality Media and shot primarily with a Canon XA10.
Director: Gwendolyn Hamilton
Cinematographer: Rachel C Doe
Actuality Media is on the ground with every student crew to oversee production of these short documentaries, providing the services of executive producer, production manager, location scout, additional editing, and whatever else is needed to complete the project.
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