Tucson, AZ (KOLD) - Kathryn Bertine knows about facing challenges. She's been conquering obstacles all her life. But these days the former professional figure skater turned professional triathlete turned professional cyclist is pedaling up arguably her biggest mountain yet - as an advocate for gender equality in women's cycling.
The former senior editor for ESPNW.com is the producer and director of Half The Road a documentary film that takes a critical look at the world of women's professional cycling, its growth in popularity, and the hurdles women cyclists face in the shadow of the men.
"I began this documentary with the assumption it was about women's professional cycling," said Bertine. "A few months in, I realized the film was about equality and society, as told through the medium of cyclists."
Bertine, who received her Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Arizona, cuts through the financial and political red tape to examine the delta of opportunity that exists between the men and women's circuit. Bertine attempts to answer why that delta exists in the first place and then details solutions to help narrow the gap.
Half The Road will premiere at The Loft Cinema in an special screening Wednesday, January 29th at 7:00pm with a special Q&A session with Bertine following the film.
Click this link for ticket information: http://www.loftcinema.com/film/half-the-road-special-advance-screening/
You can watch the full trailer here and then continue with Sports Director Damien Alameda's conversation with Bertine where she discusses what it took to make this film and the promising change her work has already accomplished.