Program 4: CINEMATIC SHORTS

Available to Stream March 25, 2022 - April 28, 2022

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Program 4: CINEMATIC SHORTS

Award-winning shorts share equal billing with emerging new talent in this curated shorts program. Ranging from humanitarian aid in Ukraine to mountain biking in the Navajo Nation, these documentaries, animations, and experimental stories celebrate the bicycle in all its human-powered forms around the world.


Cinematic Shorts features stories about:

  • The effort to provide bicycles for vulnerable, rural villages in Ukraine

  • The story of 17-year-old Nigel James, a Diné mountain biker who hosts the first ever Enduro race in the Navajo Nation

  • The life of a New York City food delivery worker during the COVID-19 endemic phase

  • The first woman from her village in Lesotho to compete in the Pump Track World Championships

  • The animated tale of legendary pro rider, Paul Buchanan, taking on one of the biggest, most famous, and most dangerous spots in BMX: the Austin Church Gap

  • Cyclesport as a vehicle for grief

  • Three-times Canadian cyclocross champion, Maghalie Rochette harnesses the power of their period and encourages women to use their cycle to their competitive advantage

  • A look inside the intricacies of Monstertrack, the pinnacle of alleycat racing

  • The redemption journey of a rickshaw cyclist who went from being homeless to a community inspiration by creating second chance pedicab jobs for those in recovery or coming out of incarceration

  • A chronicle of nearly 30 years of Seattle's illegal underground, renegade BMX community

  • A portrait of Ron Holden and Ride for Black Lives, a movement to spread the message of equality through group rides around Los Angeles

  • A tribute to Dario Pegoretti through reflections of Pegoretti bike owners around the world

  • The crisis in Mexico City due to a lack of bicycle infrastructure is one of the biggest, most populated, and most polluted cities in the world