The crowdfunding campaign by I Want A Wheel is over

but you can still make the difference.

Donating=Caring

 

Teaser

Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel.

— Susan B. Anthony —

Project

This is a story that began long ago

Can an apparently innocuous object like a bicycle help start a revolution?

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.

Many things have changed since the 1925 Giro d’Italia, when Alfonsina Strada challenged her male colleagues.

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.

Voglio una ruota means “I want a wheel” and tells a story of emancipation.

 

It’s the story of my bicycle

Today the girls that race carry with them the inheritance of all of those who came before them.
I want a wheel is their story.
The story of Eyerusalem Dino Keli, an Ethiopian champion who fulfilled her dream of a successful career and now races in the Michela Fanini.
The story of the athletes of BePink, women that train on a daily basis with dedication and effort, as well as with passion and gratification.
The story of the brave Paola Gianotti, contemporary Londonderry who did the round-the-world trip with her bicycle (beating the former record of 8 days) and is also the only woman who took part in the Red Bull Trans-Siberian Extreme.
Or the precious statement of Edita Pučinskaitė, 1999 world champion and today a journalist.
The story of the Egyptian girls of Cairo GoBike, a group of women who fight everyday with the prejudice that consider it inappropriate for them to ride bicycles.
The story of those who, like many of us, ride a bike in a non-competitive, but equally authentic and freeing way.

 

When the bicycle goes, it doesn’t reverse

I want a wheel will use the visual aesthetics of the documentary combined with animation.
I want a wheel will have a “traditional” cut of 50’ and another interactive version, in which we will gather more stories on a website that will be easy access to all.
I want a wheel is organizing a section in which everyone (even you!) will be able to share their stories of bicycles and freedom.

 

Because the wheel is the will of spirit

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.

Would you like to help us tell the story?

Support

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SUPPORT THE PROJECT? HERE’S HOW.

Indiegogo

Indiegogo

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!



Host

Host

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!

Share

Share

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 pedala@vogliounaruota.com, or post it on your account with the hashtag #Iwantawheel

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Thanks to the hard-fought victory over my two wheels, I learned that the will is the wheel of the spirit. Who can master a beast such as bicycle, can master his own life, in exactly the same way.

— Frances Willard —

Team

THIS IS WHO IS BEHIND I WANT A WHEEL.
THOSE WHO IMAGINE, CREATE AND PRODUCE.

ANTONELLA BIANCO

Director

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ANTONELLA BIANCO

ALESSIA ROTONDO

Screenwriter

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ALESSIA ROTONDO

AGNESE GRACIS

Crowdfunding

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AGNESE GRACIS

DANIELA PUJIA

Illustrator

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DANIELA PUJIA

FABRIZIO MONTESANTO

Visual Designer

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FABRIZIO MONTESANTO

ANGELO IMBRIANO

Line Producer

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ANGELO IMBRIANO

Partners

Produced by:

Gameranet Moovie

In collaboration with:

Tapelessfilm CreativeBricksCycloprideUpCycleFridaBike CiclosfusoMariaTeresaFurnari BicieRadiciPandua WonderwayPolisportiva San Precario

Supported by:

Zooppa

 

 

Press

ARE YOU A JOURNALIST, A BLOGGER, AN AFICIONADO?

There is a press release ready for you.

Download the press release

A bicycle is just as good company as most husbands and, when it gets old and shabby, a woman can dispose of it and get a new one without shocking the entire community.

— Ann Strong —

Contacts

 

WE ACCEPT TELEPATHIC MESSAGES, CARRIER PIGEONS AND SMOKE SIGNALS.

But the best way to contact us is via e-mail at:
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Or if you want to hear our voices:
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