Impressions from the wonderful B:loft Bicycle Film Night last Thursday, the only such an event dedicated to bicycle films in Luxembourg.
Photos by Lugdivine Unfer
Music by Niko Hafkenscheid
Bike Anjo is a wonderful volunteer network of experienced cyclists who teach people all over Brazil to ride safely on the streets, for free. During their national meeting last weekend, we were honored to show Mama Agatha – and now here is an unexpected suprise: Bike Anjo’s JP Amaral just met Mama Agartha in Amsterdam!
Watch her message below!
Exibimos o Mama Agatha – The Film no #3ENBA e para nossa surpresa, o bike anjo JP Amaral, estava em Amsterdã, Holanda, e conheceu a MAMA AGATHA.Confiram o recado mega carinhoso que ela enviou para todas as pessoas que fazem a Rede Bike Anjo! 0=))))
Posted by Bike Anjo on Tuesday, December 13, 2016
This week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:
Ride Your City 2016, a celebration of all things cycling!
We are super excited to be debuting with Mama Agatha in Southeast Asia at this incredible event with bike talks, bike movies, bike exhibitions, bike workshops, bike races and competitions and so much more. Everything in Kuala Lumpur will be revolving around the bicycle on November 5/6 and we’re proud to be a part of it!
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.
Let’s encourage more people to switch from cars to bicycles! Hosted by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Malta, one week from now, Mama Agatha will be screening at the Bicycle Drive-In Open Air Cinema in St George Square, Valetta. If you happen to be living nearby or visiting the area, make sure not to miss it! Don’t forget your bike – we start May 12, 2016 at 8 PM.
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.
Following our screening in Stockholm, Sweden in 2015 and in Oslo, Norway in January, Mama Agatha will conclude our big 2016 screening tour in Scandinavia and welcome spring with what will be our northernmost screening so far: It is a pleasure to announce our second showing in Norway, where Foundation Kulturkvartalet will be presenting the film during a bicycle-themed weekend at the Jugendstilsenteret and art museum Kube on April 23, 2016 in the magical, stunning fjord city of Ålesund. Visit the Jugendstilsenteret website for more information on the event.
We are incredibly happy to announce that filming on Mama Agatha is complete! Yesterday, we filmed the colorful graduation ceremony during which Mama Agatha’s students received diplomas and brand new bicycles. After 12 weeks, all women in the course are able to cycle on the streets of Amsterdam without support.
While Mama Agatha’s students are finished, we are only getting started!
An intense period of sorting the beautiful footage and building an engaging story awaits us. Don’t forget that we are still looking for support to edit Mama Agatha – you can help by subscribing on YouTube and inviting your friends to like our Facebook page!
The team of Mama Agatha is looking forward to more updates about the project and we wish to thank the innumerable people and organizations without whom it would not be possible – among them our fantastic crew, the incredible teams at Kansrijk Zuidoost, CEC Zuidoost and Mobycon, the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, our media partner The Bike in My Life, all the women in the cycling course for their patience with our filming and most of all “Mama Agatha” Agartha Frimpong and her tireless team.