Pedaling to freedom

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Pedaling to freedom shows how a humble object like bicycle can also dramatically change lives. The film looks at the results of a unique initiative that took place nearly 15 years ago in one of India's poorest districts. A literally campaign partnered by government and non-government bodies make 230000 people literate in the space of just one year, making Pudukkottai the first fully literate district of Tami Nadu! Mobility of women was seen as an important tool of empowerment in this campaign and over 100000 women learnt cycling. Wages of quarry workers, who were earlier illiterate and exploited, jumped 1000
Year: 2007
Language: English
Duration: 28 mins