TCAT Director Nancy Smith Lea is participating in a Bechdel Tested Women in Cycling panel preceding the screening of the critically acclaimed film Wadjda, the first feature film ever directed by a woman in Saudi Arabia, Haifaa al-Mansour.
For the discussion, Nancy will be joined by some of the most vocal advocates of gender justice in the Toronto cycling community: Yvonne Bambrick (moderator – author of The Urban Cycling Survival Guide, co-founder of Cycle Toronto), Siva Vijenthira (former manager of education at Cycle Toronto, biking editor at Spacing, and founding advisor of Progress Toronto), Hyedie Hashimoto (creator of the Toronto Cupcake Ride), and Claire McFarlane (founder of The Bad Girls Bike Club).
There will also be fabulous prizes, special cocktails by Swan Dive, and mingling with other cinephiles, cyclists, and feminists!
Doors: 6:30pm | Panel: 7pm | Film: 8pm
Saudi Arabia, 2012, 98min., PG
Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour
Starring Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah, Abdullrahman Al Gohani
A rebellious Saudi girl (Waad Mohammed) enters a Koran recitation competition at her school and hopes to win enough money to buy her own bike. Wadjda is a movie about freedom – and nothing represents freedom with the metaphoric simplicity and symmetry of a bicycle.
Event Date: April 22, 2018
Event Time: 7 - 10 pm
400 Roncesvalles Avenue