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The Legend Of Rafael

7 mins |
United States |
  • Mountain Culture
Jesse Levine


A story about the power of two wheels and a community built through bicycling. After a devastating breakup, Rafael finds solitude and restoration on the open road, pedalling his way to emotional health from Mexico City to northern Colorado. With just $500 to his name, he spearheads a revolution to help the underprivileged members of his new neighbourhood the best way he knows how—repairing their bicycles.

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This film was part of VIMFF 2020, VIMFF 2020 Tour and is no longer available for viewing.


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Jesse Levine

Jesse Levine is an Emmy Award winning filmmaker based out of Crested Butte, Colorado. He specializes in producing images and stories in remote settings across the globe. His passion for adventure and unique stories has brought him to Kyrgyzstan, Patagonia, Alaska, Europe, and many far out places in his home state of Colorado.


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