Since the project’s inception, several short films have been made about the project and its users. Please get in touch if you are a filmmaker and would be interested in creating a film about any aspect of the project.
The Truth about Youth short film
A group of 14 budding film makers on a Prince’s Trust course teamed up with The Bristol Bike Project to produce a documentary celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Stokes Croft-based community bike workshop. The environmental film was created as part of a three-week Truth about Youth course, which helps local unemployed young people gain the skills and confidence they need to find work, while highlighting the positive contribution that young people make to the community.
A short account of Dean’s time volunteering at the Bristol Bike Project and how it has helped him.
Soundslide by Nick Hand. See more of his fantastic soundslides from his Slowcoast bicycle journey here.
Volunteers & Project Users
A short film made in December of 2010 about the project and some of its regular volunteers and project-users. Made by Josh Smith.
The Observer Ethical Awards 2011
A short film made by The Observer to celebrate the project winning the 2011 Grassroots Ethical Award. Made by Mark Green for The Observer.
A testimonial by Sean from Bristol Drugs Project, explaining how earning a bicycle through our Earn-a-Bike Scheme has made a difference to his everyday life.
The Bristol Bike Project
This short documentary tells the story of the project from the perspective of two people applying for political asylum to stay in the UK, Daahir from Somalia and Aziz from Afghanistan. In this way the film attempts to draw together the different elements that the Bike Project represents : namely cycling, recycling and giving help to disadvantaged and marginalised members of society, in this case political asylum seekers. It has been very well-received and has been screened around the world as part of the Bicycle Film Festival. The Ministry of Education in Georgia also included it as part of their methodology of teaching through documentaries!