29 Sep

Introducing the first annual Amsterdam Bicycle Film Festival

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Here’s something that might surprise you: The cycling capital of the world does not have a bicycle film festival – until now, that is! Started in 2001 by Brendt Barbur, the Bicycle Film Festival has since grown into a global platform to celebrate the bicycle through music, art and, of course, film. Numerous cities around the world have their Bicycle Film Festival, and starting next week, so will Amsterdam.

Of course, we are joining with Mama Agatha: You can see the film in the special program Women on Wheels at Pakhuis de Zwijger on October 7, starting from 20:00. The entrance is free! Mama Agatha herself will be present for a podium discussion. More info here.

06 Aug

Next week: Mama Agatha on TV!

algemene_video_stillFor the locals in Amsterdam and all of those who like to stay updated on news from the city online, we have an extra special treat: next week, two times a day from Monday through Sunday, Mama Agatha will be broadcast on Amsterdam’s local TV station AT5!
The schedule is as follows (local Amsterdam time):

Tuesday (Aug 09) 12:00 & 14:00
Wednesday (Aug 10) 16:00
Thursday (Aug 11) 12:00 & 14:00
Friday (Aug 12) 16:00

There might be some repeat broadcasts at a later time as well, so do keep an eye on our Facebook page.

20 Apr

Back to our roots: Screening in Amsterdam SouthEast

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Almost two years ago, we were preparing to start filming the cycling classes of “Mama Agatha” – Agartha Frimpong – and her team in the SouthEast gym. Now, just as another round of classes for migrant women has started, we’re so happy to announce that the film is finally returning back into the Amsterdam Zuidoost community. Mama Agatha will soon be screening at the place where it all began, at SouthEast, Amsterdam on Saturday, May 7 2016, 15:00!
Don’t miss this wonderful chance to see it at SouthEast, Bijlmerdreef 1289, Amsterdam.

15 Apr

Last minute: Tomorrow at W139 Amsterdam!

A last-minute announcement: Mama Agatha is screening tomorrow at W139 Amsterdam!
Khaled invites refugees in Amsterdam and surroundings for an evening with poetry, music and film. During the evening, you’ll have a chance to see the Leiden International Short Film Experience Audience Award winner, Mama Agatha, and the trailer of Yamen Abd Alnour’s Under the Sky. In colaboration with Stichting de Vrolijkheid, the band Art Colours will perform their beautiful music.

See event details here
19 Jul

A day with Mama Agatha

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Amsterdam bicycle documentary Mama Agatha - with friend in fabric shopYesterday, we had a beautiful peek into Mama Agatha’s daily life. She let us into her home to speak about the painful childhood she overcame to become the empowering bicycle trainer she is now. While walking around Amsterdam with her, she introduced us to many of the friends in her community. We got some beautiful footage, such as in the Ghanaian fabric store in Amsterdam Southeast. Stay tuned for more updates and stills!