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.
Mama Agatha’s summer course is in its 5th week. Her students – migrant women from India, Pakistan, China, Ghana, Suriname and elsewhere – can now cycle without anyone balancing them. Next week, they move from the gym onto the parking lot… Just a few more weeks before they hit the colorful streets of Southeast Amsterdam!