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Do Better Together

Ayesha McGowan is training to become the first African American female professional road cyclist but it's not just about her breaking through. Rather, Ayesha is a voice for how important representation matters for make this sport accessible for others.

  • Shelma Jun
  • Shelma Jun
  • Shelma Jun
  • Ayesha McGowan
    Key Cast
  • Gabriela Tessitore
  • Vikki Glinskii
    Camera Operator
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Adventure, Outdoors, DEI
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 15, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    35,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Distribution Information
  • REI
    Country: United States
Director Biography - Shelma Jun

Shelma is a sucker for a good story. Whether it’s documenting cyclists of color in NYC or building a temporary community art park in the Lower East Side, she focuses on bringing people together and sharing their stories. She is the founder of Flash Foxy, a multi-media platform that celebrates women in climbing, and the creator of the Women’s Climbing Festival, a weekend of climbing, panels, and clinics. Shelma directed her first film, Do Better Together, in 2019.

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