- Biography, History, Cultural History, Adventure, and Portrait
In 1894, Annie Kopchovsky--a 23-year old Jewish immigrant and mother of three-- changed the world for women by climbing aboard a 42-pound bicycle and setting off from the tenements of Boston to circle the globe. Her odyssey was reportedly set in motion by a gentlemanâ€™s bet that no woman could cycle around the world, as a man had done a few years earlier. Annieâ€™s journey was more than one of milesâ€”she left in full skirts as a nineteenth century housewife and returned in bloomers as a celebrated heroine of a new era. Directed by Gillian K. Willman, The New Woman uses original animations to bring Annieâ€™s tales to life and to add a modern twist to traditional notions of a historical documentary.
- Running time
- 27 minutes
- Gillian Klempner Willman ... Director, Producer, Writer, Editor
- Prod. Co.
- Spokeswoman Productions
- United States
- Years of Production
- 2004 - 2012
- Washington, DC
- Release year
- DC Independent Film Fest, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Boston International Film Fest, Cleveland International Film Festival, Maryland International Film Fest, Montclair Film Festival, San Diego Jewish Film Festival, LA Jewish Film Festival
- Cine Golden Eagle 2013, Best Short Documentary- Docs in Progress, Audience Award: Best Documentary (DC Indie FF), Grand Jury Prize- Ciclismo Classico Film Festival
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