In the Dirt

In The Dirt

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Library Hall
Join director/producer T.C. Johnstone and other crew members for a community screening of this new documentary about a mountain biking breakthrough in the Navajo Nation

This is a documentary film about a group of passionate Native American cyclists who attempt to bring the sport of mountain biking to the Navajo Nation, where no bike shops exist.

In 2018, retired pro cyclist Scott Nydam and his family moved to Gallup, New Mexico to pursue a healthcare job for his wife. Soon after their arrival, Scott began meeting passionate mountain bikers across the 28,000-mile expanse of the Navajo Nation who loved the bike and wanted to bring the sport to their communities. The only problem is no bike shops existed. Through a grassroots native-led effort, this group of dedicated cyclists and their families have overcome countless odds to build a cycling culture that today has become the fastest-growing recreational sport on the Navajo Nation.

Join the filmmakers and friends for an after party at the Westerly: 8:30-whenever.

About the director/producer

T.C. Johnstone

T.C. Johnstone is a multi-award-winning documentary film director/producer.  He has produced and directed multiple features and short documentaries including the award winning film Rising From Ashes executive produced by Oscar winning actor Forest Whitaker. The film won 19 film festivals, received US and international distribution and was a catalyst for the creation of the Rising From Ashes Foundation which continues to support the work of peace and reconciliation. He is also the founder of the Gratis 7 Media Group Foundation which produces films designed to create measurable change in 5 specific areas; reconciliation, equipping servant leaders, assisting the poor, caring for the sick, and educating the next generation.