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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.

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Panelists

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

 

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DAWN FINLEY

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New Urbanism Film Festival – November 6-9  – Los Angeles 2014