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Kings and Queens Rule Together

In an age when people are talking about health disparities, environmentalism, and minimalism it took an entire global pandemic to bring the love of cycling into the lives of so many Americans. In what can be considered the white male dominated world of cycling, Ajoa Abrokwa, a 40 something year old Black Muslimah is redefining what and who you think a cyclist can be while creating meaning in the process. This short film explores what love and community look like through the vehicle of cycling and how one woman went from quarantine to QRT, Queens Rule Together, a Philly based global cycling community, whose mission is to promote a healthy fun lifestyle while being fully committed to bringing diversity to the sport of cycling.

  • Tezarah Wilkins
  • Jos Duncan Asé
    Executive Producer
  • Tezarah Wilkins
  • Marie Hinson
  • Sammie Amachree
    2nd Camera
  • Tezarah Wilkins
    Aerial Photography
  • Sammie Amachree
  • Ajoa Abrokawa
    Key Cast
  • Curran J. Swint
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 19, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • 11 Days of Love Stories
    United States
    June 19, 2021
Director Biography - Tezarah Wilkins

Tezarah Wilkins is an award-winning multi-media producer. As an artist for over two decades, she uses various mediums to explore her inquisitive nature and is excited to present her Directorial debut in Kings and Queens Rule Together.

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Director Statement

The film is part of a series called Just Love Stories that highlights love stories embodying justice, wellness, and equity. I made this film because I wanted to see and feel JOY during the global pandemic.