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Half the Road: The Passion, Pitfalls and Power of Women's Professional Cycling

Kathryn Bertine; Bertine, Kathryn; Kanopy (Firm)
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Video; Streaming Video; Online
Summary
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 official 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.". "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.
Director
Kathryn Bertine
Release Date
2014
Language
English
Published
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015.
Recording Info
Originally produced by First Run Features in 2014.
Publisher no.
1137561 Kanopy
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1 online resource (1 video file, 107 min.)
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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