CinéCyclo Association embarked on a tour of Senegal last November. The aim was to screen films while remaining energetically self-sufficient. They would go to more or less remote areas and most often without access to electricity. Ecology and cultural openness are the key priorities of this association. Equipped with their “Owl” and “Cargo-bicycle”, the team is now in the Kedougou region and is expected to reach Sine-Saloum National Park soon.
“I can produce! Oh! I can produce electricity,” Iba exclaims from his bicycle, arms raised, fists clenched! Today is May 21, 2014, and we are in Dakar, at Iba’s place. He is busy riding on the same spot and as he does so, a film is being screened on the wall in front of him. He and his colleagues have just designed their electricity generating pedal: “Made in Senegal”. The excerpt being screened is from a video by Vincent Hanrion and it is titled: Cinecyclo Tour of Senegal: and it is quite a pacesetter. Almost two years later, the same Vincent, founder of Association CinéCyclo, is still cycling across Senegal together with Alain Chaine, a Frenchman, and Yoro Diallo, a Senegalese. His bicycle now bears a strange name which says “Cargo-bicycle”, simply because it now carries a pedal generator and the equipment needed to broadcast movies.
Source/Read the full article (in french): Le Quotidien, Fébruary 15th, 2016, translation by Mokolo