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Lights, Camera, Bicycle!
Whether racing or just running to the grocery store, bicycling makes for dynamic and beautiful movies. Today, the Pro Walk Pro Bike: Pro Place conference brought together three talented, local filmmakers to screen snippets of their documentaries and share the stories of cyclists and bicycling progress here in Southern California.
Check out the trailers below...
After being transformed by her own experience cycling, Yolanda Davis-Overstreet has spent nearly two years compiling bike stories from members of the African-American community in her documentary Ride in Living Color. (Hear more from Davis-Overstreet at the Women's Bicycling Summit on Thursday!)
A former Olympic cyclist, Tony Cruz is a well-known personality and bike ambassador here in Long Beach. But he doesn't just pedal in SoCal. Scott Nguyen made a movie documenting Cruz's challenging journey took through Vietnam.
Providing an in-depth (and humorous) look at cycling in two very different locations, Michael Bauch explores the long-standing bike culture in Amsterdam and the evolving bicycle-friendliness of Long Beach in Riding Bikes with the Dutch.