8PM SATURDAY NOVEMBER 8TH
Power To The Pedals, portrays the transformative vision and extraordinary efforts of Wenzday Jane, a woman whose mechanical skills and innovative actions are reshaping her community. Shot in an intimate, lyrical style, the film follows Wenzday as she builds a green business of cargo tricycles that work in agriculture and food delivery, composting, recycling and waste-hauling. Wenzday goes to the heart of the sustainability issue by offering practical solutions.
Raised in Boston’s tough public housing, Wenzday developed a passion for mechanics and welding — and discovered the bicycle as a means to self-determination. “Bikes represent self-reliance and autonomy, she says. “Working on bikes gives me a platform for really thinking about how things work.” With a municipal contract to pick up public area recycling, Wenzday heads a movement to replace trucks with human-powered vehicles for local freight operations. Now she’s lowering the carbon footprint, one bike at a time.
The movie will be followed by a panel discussion with the film’s director Bob Nesson and civic leaders.
Bob Nesson, director, Power to the Pedals
J. Keith Van Straaten, Moderator
Will Wright, AIA-LA
Dawn Finley, Co-Founder F.L.O.W. “Feminist Library On Wheels”
Nat Gale, Program Director LA Great Streets, Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti
Other Bicycle Events
Other Feature Films
New Urbanism Film Festival – November 6-9 – Los Angeles 2014