THE GREAT SONG CYCLE, DOWN UNDER
A DOCUMENTARY FILM BY JOANNA WALLFISCH
Singer-songwriter Joanna Wallfisch pedals 2000 kms down under for a zero-emissions musical adventure...
More than just a "tour by bicycle," The Great Song Cycle Down Under is better described as a totally unique, multi-faceted, 2000 km, zero-emissions, solo-female concert tour that takes in the breathtaking landscape and communities of Australia...by bicycle.
The film reveals the raw effort it takes not only to be a professional musician, but to usurp public expectations and focus on one's core values. In Joanna's case those values are: respect the environment, connect with community, and always be true to every aspect of yourself.
Carrying all of her instruments and cycling gear in four Ortlieb panniers, Joanna cycles 60 miles a day from venue to venue. Over those miles she faces fears, exhaustion and injury, yet manages to still show up for her concerts on time with a smile and a clear voice.
Giving a unique spin on the adventure documentary genre, this is a film of determination, beauty and triumph.
Important note from Joanna: "This film was shot one month before the worst wild fires in the history of Australia tore through 46 million acres of land. Much of the route I cycled from Byron Bay to Hobart was destroyed by the fires. I have chosen to give all proceeds from the film to The Australia Wild Life Relief Fund. To donate please see link below."