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PEDAL

A documentary film by:
Peter Sutherland

With texts by:
Zephhyr
Ken Miller
Swoon
Reviewed by SPDrecrd

Overall rating out of 10: 10


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The DVD: This film is an insider's look at the life, lifestyle and hardships of the New York City Bike Messenger. It shows a life of trying to support a family on a shoe string, and occasionally watching that shoestring snap, a life sorting out the the issues of destitution, substance abuse, and injury - all without health care, and ultimately, a life with little hope. It illuminates the brotherhood of messengers which remains the only support for those who are part of this world. For most of them, it is all that they need. Living and dying by the clock for the mere pocket change they earn and upon which to get by, the messengers have their own way of blowing off steam. PEDAL catches these messengers running Alleycat Races. Alleycats are adrenaline fueled rampages through NYC's busy streets via the fastest way possible. In defiance of the system that they feel holds them down, they forge headlong down city streets narrowly squeezing between busses, darting through red lights within a whisker's breadth of demise. Peter Sutherland catches all of this in first person footage that makes a viewer's stomach wince and sphincter pucker in discomfort at the mere sight of the action. In a very personal and sensitive way, PEDAL captures this lifestyle in a crystalline form.
The DVD Pedal: by Peter Sutherland
The Book: The companion book to the DVD, PEDAL, is a pictorial that illustrates a cross-section of urban cycling life. Flush with photographs from the 2005 Cycle Messenger World Championship races, the book tells the tale of a life hard-scratched out of asphalt, blood, road rash and beer. With several introductions written by past messengers and graffiti artists such as Swoon, Zephyr and Ken Miller, PEDAL gives a film grained look at the grittiness that is urban cycling within the messenger community. The photographs present a look into an existence that is youthful and exuberant while at the same time cold, hard and real.

The Wrap up: Peter Sutherland's film is well worth checking out. There is action, drama and real life stories that will draw you in. It's enlightening and will remind you to offer the right a way to a messenger the next time you go to cross a street that they are cutting through - they've earned it. The book as a pictorial is strong enough to stand on it's own but, as part of this package it becomes the frosting on an already tasty cake. Watch and enjoy PEDAL.

PEDAL

A documentary film by:
Peter Sutherland

With texts by:
Zephhyr
Ken Miller
Swoon
Reviewed by SPDrecrd

Overall rating out of 10: 10


Click here
to buy now!

The DVD: This film is an insider's look at the life, lifestyle and hardships of the New York City Bike Messenger. It shows a life of trying to support a family on a shoe string, and occasionally watching that shoestring snap, a life sorting out the the issues of destitution, substance abuse, and injury - all without health care, and ultimately, a life with little hope. It illuminates the brotherhood of messengers which remains the only support for those who are part of this world. For most of them, it is all that they need. Living and dying by the clock for the mere pocket change they earn and upon which to get by, the messengers have their own way of blowing off steam. PEDAL catches these messengers running Alleycat Races. Alleycats are adrenaline fueled rampages through NYC's busy streets via the fastest way possible. In defiance of the system that they feel holds them down, they forge headlong down city streets narrowly squeezing between busses, darting through red lights within a whisker's breadth of demise. Peter Sutherland catches all of this in first person footage that makes a viewer's stomach wince and sphincter pucker in discomfort at the mere sight of the action. In a very personal and sensitive way, PEDAL captures this lifestyle in a crystalline form.
The DVD Pedal: by Peter Sutherland
The Book: The companion book to the DVD, PEDAL, is a pictorial that illustrates a cross-section of urban cycling life. Flush with photographs from the 2005 Cycle Messenger World Championship races, the book tells the tale of a life hard-scratched out of asphalt, blood, road rash and beer. With several introductions written by past messengers and graffiti artists such as Swoon, Zephyr and Ken Miller, PEDAL gives a film grained look at the grittiness that is urban cycling within the messenger community. The photographs present a look into an existence that is youthful and exuberant while at the same time cold, hard and real.

The Wrap up: Peter Sutherland's film is well worth checking out. There is action, drama and real life stories that will draw you in. It's enlightening and will remind you to offer the right a way to a messenger the next time you go to cross a street that they are cutting through - they've earned it. The book as a pictorial is strong enough to stand on it's own but, as part of this package it becomes the frosting on an already tasty cake. Watch and enjoy PEDAL.

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