Millennium Discovers - Pikala Binatna, combating bicycle stigmas in Marrakech


“Pikala Binatna” follows a group of bicycle enthusiasts in the heart of Marrakech, Morocco and their project, Pikala Bikes, to combat the social stigmas of bicycles in their country. Through the lens of Jamal, a local bike mechanic trainee who came upon the project through a stroke of fate, the film brings to light the contributions and achievements of a group of diverse and passionate people united by their love of biking and their determination to cross cultural boundaries.

To learn more about the Pikala Bikes project, visit

This video was produced on location by an Actuality Media student crew and shot primarily with Canon cameras. More info at

Producer: Kyle O’Neill
Director: Brianna Celestina
Assistant Director: Kyle O’Neill
Director of Photography: Brianna Celestina
Cinematographer: Alice Ye
Sound Design: Ivey Altenhof
Additional Sound Design: Alice Ye
Editor: Ivey Altenhof
Editor: Brianna Celestina