The Road to Ara (A film by Rick Wall) & Frozen Road (Ben Page Film)

September 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
cafe roux, Noordhoek







Tour of Ara – 34min
This 34 minute documentary follows the unique 800 kilometer Tour of Ara vintage bicycle race through South Africa’s hot semi-desert Karoo region. A group of 40 racers spend a week traversing the arid landscape along dirt roads on their old steel road bikes, and experience life-changing people, situations and some serious race challenges.
This film is directed by Rick Wall and produced by Daniel Siegler of Word.
A Frozen Road –  25min
A Ben Page film: Self-shot and edited whilst cycling around the world, this short film charts my winter journey into the Canadian Arctic as I completed my bike ride up the American continent. Compelled by Jack London’s assertion, that ‘any man who is a man can travel alone’, I sought an adventure of perfect solitude. The Frozen Road is an honest reflection on my solo trip; of the wonder, terror and frustration I experienced when riding through the unforgiving emptiness of one of the world’s ‘last great wildernesses’.

Evening Schedule:

7pm dinner
8pm Intro to the evenings films
8:10pm The Frozen Road 24min: 
8:45pm both Stan and I will intro Tour of Ara film
9pm Tour of Ara 30min: 
9:30 Q&A