Calle del Gobernador, 26, Leganés, España
Finished 28 / 02 / 2013
Funded!
Received
€ 9.681
Minimum
€ 8.000
Optimum
€ 11.000
180 Co-financiers
Contributing € 10
Mention + Spoke cards bundle
Mention on web and documentary credits + Spoke cards bundle
> 42 Co-financiers
Contributing € 20
Photography
Mention on web and documentary credits + Spoke cards bundle + Analogue Photography 10 x 15
> 28 Co-financiers
Contributing € 40
Shirt
Mention on web and documentary credits + Spoke cards bundle + Analogue Photography 10 x 15 + Project shirt
> 45 Co-financiers
Contributing € 80
Cycling cap
Mention on web and documentary credits + Spoke cards bundle + Analogue Photography 10 x 15 + Project shirt + Cycling cap
> 08 Co-financiers
Contributing € 120
Tyre belt
Mention on web and documentary credits + Spoke cards bundle + Analogue Photography 10 x 15 + Project shirt + Cycling cap + Tyre belt
> 03 Co-financiers
Contributing € 200
Photo book + Cycling jersey
Mention on web and documentary credits + Spoke cards bundle + Analogue Photography 10 x 15 + Project shirt + Cycling cap + Tyre belt + Photo book + Cycling jersey
> 02 Co-financiers
Contributing € 750
Original handmade custom frame
Mention on web and documentary credits + Spoke cards bundle + Analogue Photography 10 x 15 + Project shirt + Cycling cap + Tyre belt + Photo book + Cycling jersey + Original handmade custom frame
> 02 Co-financiers

About this project

Documentary to visualize and support Percuha, craftsman and mechanics hacker whose cycling club faces off its second eviction process. A cycling life!

Needs

Task Minimum Optimum
Design and rewards production costs
Different rewards are designed specifically for the project: cycling jersey, cycling cap, photography book, tyre belt, spoke cards, posters, bicycle frame.
€ 2.000 € 2.000
Production of the documentary
Scripting, shooting schedule, recording, editing, publishing, audio and music, design and animation
€ 2.850 € 2.850
Comunication
Spread the campaign and the documentary.
€ 975 € 975
Travel expenses
Trip to interviews and locations for the documentary.
€ 350 € 350
Extra for optimal realization of the documentary
Optimal development of script, shooting schedule, recording, editing, publishing, audio and music, design and animation.
€ 3.000
Infrastructure Minimum Optimum
Defense costs
Costs of defense to stall the eviction of Cycles Perucha. Lawyer and court fees
€ 1.000 € 1.000
Material Minimum Optimum
Materials
Computer equipment, recording equipment, stationery, artwork, materials for welding workshop.
€ 825 € 825
Necessary
Supplemental

General information

The documentary project, emerges from the daily relationship with the teacher Perucha and the passion for cycling.

The main features of this project come with a spontaneous and natural way, through the personal connection with Perucha, gathering information about his life and his craft.

Higinio Domingo "Perucha" has been doing pro-common since before that term existed. His interest and dedication to sharing and teaching techniques of the tool-and-die maker work are well known in the whole Ventilla neighborhood and other places around the world.

Tool and die maker is a person who creates and invents complex mechanic elements, adjustments of presicion, moulds and matrixes using hand tools or machines. He also checks the parts, and validates their manufacturing process and quality.

Perucha was one of the precursors of the bicycle welding, prototype design, construction tricycles and tandems for elite sport, as well as innovative techniques with the use of materials of all kinds.

One acknowledges especially the entusiasm and the emotion of Perucha, when he comes across a fault, that was not able to be repaired after its way through other bike workshops. When the others believe that the only alternative is to throw away and buy, Perucha builds, repairs, modifies and shares.

He doesn't just practise and spread welding discipline, but also teaches you how to design and build your own tools, parts and supplies to build and repair bicycles. Thus, he empowers you to rediscover your capacity for self-sufficiency, contributing to improve the collective intelligence

Despite the changes that technology has introduced, the fundamentals remain the same. Quoting Perucha, "The file can never end". We believe that the work of an artisan, a hacker of the mechanics, necessarily passes from other, diverse, not automated, reappropriating forms of production.

Nowadays the cyclists club Perucha faces off its second eviction process; the IVIMA through forced expropriations, is changing the physiognomy of Ventilla district. Perucha is being evicted for second time, giving an end like this, to all the posibilities of cooperations, experimentation, learning and production of rarities.

Main features

We want to document the life of Perucha through the realization of a series of tools: a documentary, a website, a photo book. Because we believe in the richness of these experiences and their value for evoking and inspiring more.

In addition, we aim to finance the legal defense costs of the Perucha's workshop eviction. The cyclists club Perucha is facing off an administrative and judicial process and must afford court fees and defense costs.

All the material that we will be producing will be licensed under CC BY SA, so you will be able to download them, copy, share and modify them. Other than that, we have prepared a series of rewards for participating in the campaign; a cycling jersey/malliot, a cyclist´s cap, a photography book, a recycled tyre belt, a few spoke cards, posters and a couple of customised bicycle frames, made by Perucha.

In order to follow up with the process, we have developed an informative, collaborative blog whose purpose is to give visibillity, accompany and elaborate the strategies around the maintanance of the cyclists club Perucha. (http://clubciclistaperucha.dentera.net/)

Why this is important

This film was born from the need to deepen the knowledge about the person, the trajectory and the work of teacher Perucha. It is directed and supported by the whole community of citizens that value the contribution of a person that dedicates his life to the world of cyclist.

The Project shows the philosophy of an heterodox workshop day by day, the most important individuals that accompany Perucha (his wife, his children, grand children; his cousins, friends and enemies). It intends to be a collective look over his past in connection with his present. That's why, it will not only be a recognition of his task, but a statement against the forced eviction from the building of Perucha´s workshop, aiming to look for solution of continuity.

Goals of the crowdfunding campaign

The campaign goal is to find co-financiers for a project that shows the history of Perucha, sharing his knowledge and experiences, through different communities and by participating in them. Activating, invigorating and connecting networks of support to the Cyclists Club Perucha.

Team and experience

Dentera (http://dentera.net/) is a collective working group, with special interest in social and experimentanl works. We understand by experimentation, a process of search for new forms, ideas and techniques for producing. Our projects are born through the communication of different audiovisual fields. Through a multidisciplinary team, we créate integral, free-knowledge based projects. We openly share and make available to everyone all the process of concept design and production, to the final output of our work.

Currently the team includes a photographer and documentary filmmaker, a graphic artist, a composer and sound engineer, a libre-software engineer and several bycicle activists.

We actively participate in different projects that relate to each other: Self-repairing workshops, hacklabs, critical mass, self-managed social centers, etc..