An Epic Worldwide Documentary
& Roller Derby Adventure

A Documentary Series About the Power of Women’s Roller Derby to Change Lives Around the World

Flat Track Around The World is a documentary series exploring the transformational power of the world’s fastest-growing sport: women’s roller derby. In only seven years, derby has exploded from a handful of leagues in the U.S. to 1300 leagues in 40 countries. Women the world over are choosing to defy traditional institutions and buck convention to play derby, and many are finding it to be profoundly life-changing.

This series, co-produced by derby player Juvie Hall and filmmaker Cynthia J. Lopez, takes viewers on an epic world-wide roller derby adventure to several diverse countries to explore the heart of this global movement. With Juvie acting as our insider guide, and informed by her own dramatic derby-related transformation, the series explores the derby experience across cultures through the stories of women around the world whose lives and communities have been impacted by derby.

While following these women as they either blossom or struggle through their life transformations, the series also examines what it means to be a woman in the world today. As the women navigate their derby experiences in their societies, their stories highlight women’s issues around the world, including gender equality and identity, body image, personal power and authenticity, and social and cultural ideas about women’s roles.  Each of the women’s personal transformations provide clues for addressing these issues for future generations.

Flat Track Around The World is an inspirational series showcasing the beauty, power and courage of women, both on and off the track. The world of the fast-paced, hard-hitting sport of women’s roller derby is a model for creating more tolerant, vibrant and inclusive communities and the astounding growth of these communities gives skaters and non-skaters alike hope for a better tomorrow.

Stay on track with Flat Track Around The World by signing up for our monthly(-ish) newsletter! Get updates about our world travels, hear about our progress in our quest to discover the soul of roller derby, and enjoy stories and guest entries from the global derby community!

 
Feb 2013 14

Postcards from Dreamland, Episode 4: Medicine Man

Posted in Project Blog

What is Postcards from Dreamland? Postcards from Dreamland is a collection of dreams (from Juvie, Cynthia, or anyone else) related to our epic quest. Episode 4: Medicine Man The other night I dreamt that Juvie and I were making our film in a foreign land, a place like Tahiti that is warm and surrounded by […]

Jan 2013 08

TEDx talk? Us? Why, of course!

Posted in In the News, Project Blog

We are very happy and honored to announce that we’ll be giving a TEDx talk about Flat Track Around the World, journeys, magic, myth, transformation, and maybe a little Buffy the Vampire Slayer! Join us at Concordia University Portland on March 23rd, 2013 to hear our musings and receive untold inspiration from the other 19 […]

Oct 2012 29

Postcards from Dreamland, Episode 3: Truck Race in the Mega Church

Posted in Project Blog

Postcards from Dreamland is a collection of dreams (from Juvie, Cynthia, or anyone else) related to our epic quest.

Oct 2012 26

Sizzle Reel!

Posted in Project Blog, Videos
Sizzle Reel

Voila! Our super duper sizzle reel for Flat Track Around the World. Many thanks to Theresa Pridemore and Juvie Hall for bringing the force with them as we created this crazy thing. And special thanks to all of the derby players that we interviewed from the Tijuana Rollerderbygirls, Liga Roller Derby DF, Disasters MXRD, and Roller Derby Guadalajara for their extreme awesomeness.

Oct 2012 18

I know we just met, but…can I meet your grandma?

Posted in Project Blog
Juvie skating in the streets of Mexico City

Filming for a month in Mexico was a weird experience. I’m still not sure what to think of it, or how to process it. I’ve been in a strange state of apathy/malaise ever since we returned to the states. It’s a lot of work to be “on” for that amount of time. I did not […]

Sep 2012 27

Postcards from Dreamland, Episode 2: The dream of Theresa Pridemore

Posted in Project Blog

Art Director Theresa Pridemore dreams about Flat Track Around the World and shares it for our blog topic, “Postcards from Dreamland”.

Sep 2012 25

Postcards from Dreamland, Episode 1

Posted in Project Blog

Analysis: Bruce Willis is awesome. Bruce Willis and his dreamtime kids like us. Therefore…

Aug 2012 27

Mexico Teaser Video

Posted in Project Blog, Videos
Tijuana_view

In summer 2012, the documentary crew of Flat Track Around the World visited Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Tijuana. And had an adventure of huge proportions.

Jul 2012 29

In One Day Radio Interview

Posted in In the News
In One Day Radio

Jenny and Sean, of In One Day Radio, interviewed Juvie and Cynthia over a nice cold beer. Hilarity ensued! Check it out here: In One Day Radio  

Jul 2012 13

Flat Track Around the World: Roller Derby Guadalajara

Posted in Project Blog, Videos
Bout in Guadalajara July 7, 2012

Our adventure in Mexico continues as we meet the women of Roller Derby Guadalajara, learn about their experiences starting the league, and spending some quality time practicing our Spanish and eating delicious food.

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