When the bicycle was brought to England, in the Victorian age, it became a synonym of freedom. Other than starting to wear trousers as biking uniforms, women were finally able to go and come as they pleased, far away from their controlling husbands and fathers. Insulted and beaten, these courageous women flew on their velocipedes, naïf pioneers of a political and social change, such as the right to vote.
But even today, a means of transportation that we take for granted is forbidden in many countries, and in the western world female cycling is just a shadow of what is considered to be a male sport. In Italy, the women that dedicate their lives to this sport are all considered to be amateurs in the face of law: a baffling legislative loophole that is the cause of incredible discrimination which is far from being discussed enough.
I want a wheel is the story of how bicycles have changed women and of how women have changed the bicycle.
But I want a wheel isn’t a story just for women! It’s for all of those who ride, challenge hills, in rain or shine, fearless of what lies behind the next curve.
I want a wheel is a documentary that deals with social issues and it’s creation starts from the bottom.
To gather the necessary funds for the production of this documentary film, we ran a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.
Forty days that have been very intense and during which we received the support of so many people.
The campaign is over but you can still donate.
Even the smallest contribution can help: there is strength in numbers!
Do you manage a public space and would like to work together?
One of the ways to do this is by creating an event to present to I want a wheel and then spreading the word. Write to us: we will organize it together!
Even in this digital era, the best way to communicate is by word of mouth.
Share I want a wheel on Facebook e Twitter. Or follow us on Instagram and take a picture of yourself with your bike, telling us about what makes you happy when you’re riding it. You can send the picture to email@example.com, or post it on your account with the hashtag #Iwantawheel
She studies cinema in Bologna and works as an editor in Rome. She moves to Milan where, along with Valentina Moiraghi, she founds Gamera: a bet that in a few years grows and becomes a lively reality in the world of production company. She’s always loved talking about the alliance between body, spirit and passion through dance videos. She practices yoga to explore her whole potential.
She wants a wheel so that all these experiences of will power and victories may captivate, move and engage.
She’s in love with beautiful stories and believes that they can change the world. For this reason she’s always been a writer and hopes to continue being one. In her recent past there are: two radioplays produced by Rai radio, a medium-length animated film a TV series in development and many other projects with potential.
She wants a wheel because she hates all types of discrimination and she would like it if not even a single woman thought that feminism is outdated.
She loves California, stop-motion and pizza.
Music producer and basketball player, she enjoys coordinating projects of talented people in the art and existential worlds. She loves the touch of books but doesn’t always finish them. She is very curious but forgets what she studies. She likes sloths.
She wants a wheel because she would like to help people discover how the bicycle can help us feel less lonely.
She is of Greek origin and carries that land in her heart. Maybe that’s why she likes the sea so much. She’s always been drawing because she likes to imagine the world she would like. Yoga is a key part of his life: it creates balance between fantasy and rationality.
She wants a wheel so that women can feel free to fly with their mind and their heart.
He studies graphics because it is a discipline, a job, a game and a language that you never stop learning. And it’s always useful. Until now he’s studied in a school, in an agency, at friends and at home. He cultivates his senses by looking out the window, cooking for friends, listening to old and new vinyls, smelling the world, touching everything except fire.
He wants a wheel because cycling sets us free and makes us beautiful and strong.
He wants a wheel because he believes that awareness and education are the keys to change.
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