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Half the road: the passion, pitfalls & power of women's professional cycling [electronic resource].

Bertine, Kathryn, 1975- screenwriter, film director, film producer. (Added Author). Roll, Bob, narrator. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 106 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States] : First Run Features : 2013.

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Directed by Kathryn Bertine.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator, Bob Roll.
Summary, etc.: 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."
Target Audience Note: Not rated.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Cycling for women.
Women athletes.
Sex discrimination in sports.

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