Filmmakers Eric Matthies and Trisha Todd ponder the ill effects that the lack of reliable transportation has on rural Ghanians, and show that sometimes the solution to such a problem isn't nearly as complicated as one might expect. In a country where some folks are spending up to 50 percent of their income on auto-related expenses and communities are crippled by their lack of transportation, rural existence has become increasingly difficult as the young abandon their villages in favor of seeking work, education, and health care in capital city Accra. In Boston, volunteers work to fill a container with 450 bikes and numerous parts. When the container arrives on South Africa the majority of bikes will be sold to cover shipping costs, while others are set aside for use in isolated communities suffering from transportation woes. Nurse Letitia has borrowed a bike from a friend and is determined to learn how to ride it so that she may administer vaccinations in neighboring communities, and Seth has received a bicycle that has allowed him to save time commuting to his job at a poultry farm and become involved with a local Youth Drama Group. A year later, the filmmakers return to find out just how well the bikes have been maintained and explore how great an impact the Village Bicycle Project program has really had on rural communities.
~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide