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Half the Road: The Passion, Pitfalls and Power of Women's Professional Cycling
A film by Kathryn Bertine

106 minutes, documentary, color, 2014
DVD packaged in a certified Green Forestry eco pack


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Synopsis

Modern society has long believed that women hold up half the sky in terms of equality and progression. So when it comes to the sport of professional cycling, why aren't women receiving half the road?

Directed by pro cyclist Kathryn Bertine, Half the Road explores the world of women's professional cycling, focusing on both the love of sport and the pressing issues of inequality that modern-day female athletes face in male dominated sports. With footage from some of the world's best races to interviews with Olympians, World Champions, rookies, coaches, officials, doctors and family members, Half the Road offers a unique insight to the drive, dedication, and passion it takes for a female cyclist to thrive.

Included as well are notable women who have achieved inroads in other sports, such as Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to officially register (as "K.V. Switzer") and run the all-male Boston Marathon in 1967; the iconic photo of her being attacked by a race official was listed by Time-Life as among its "100 Photographs that Changed the World."


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Reviews

"Kathryn Bertine makes a convincing argument for the disparity in fairness between men's and women's cycling in her impassioned documentary." - The Hollywood Reporter

"A plea for equal pay for equal pedaling. A rock-solid argument." - The New York Times

"A high-impact, enraging portrait of entrenched sexism in competitive sports that proves parity is worth fighting for." - The Village Voice


Also from the Filmmaker

Kathryn Bertine's new book "STAND: A memoir on activism. A manual for progress" takes us behind the scenes of making Half the Road during her fight for equity at the Tour de France, and asks the question, What really happens when we stand on the front lines of change? STAND delivers a poignant message to readers from all walks of life: We all have the power to create change. When we do it right, the struggle is worth the journey. Now available worldwide on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and local bookstores.



Disc Features

●  Bonus Video: The Five C's of Change
●  Photo Gallery
●  Filmmaker Bio


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