About Ciclovida: Lifecycle
A MOVIE AND A MOVEMENT
FOR NATURAL SEEDS AND A NEW RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LAND
Ciclovida: Lifecycle is a documentary film that tells the story of a group of small farmers from northeastern Brazil who embark on a bicycle trip across the South American continent. They seek to exchange natural seeds and ideas about new ways of relating to the land. Each day they gather moving stories from landless peasants, indigenous communities, and small farmers who are struggling to survive despite the conquest of global agribuisinesses, large-scale biofuels and genetically modified crops.
The film is a collaboration between US filmmakers, Matt and Loren Feinstein (brothers) and the farmer-activists in Brazil.
The project has included:
- Creation of a feature documentary film.
- A tour of the eastern US with pedal powered screenings and discussions with the filmmakers and protagonists.
- An all women cross-country bike tour.
- A tour to dozens of indigenous communities in Guatemala.
- Several delegations to Ceará, Brazil and encuentros (activist gatherings) that included natural building intensive workshops and more.
- Fundraising of tens of thousands of dollars for grassroots movements in Brazil.