Benched

Year
2023
Country
Canada
Duration:
9 mins

Overview

Sonya Looney is a female professional mountain biker and new mother facing the challenge of corporate politics coupled with societal norms. In today’s world, it would seem that female athletes wouldn’t have to keep their pregnancy journeys hidden — but fear of sponsorship loss, failure to maintain results and standings, and social pressure are all at play. Looney bridges the gap between mother and athlete, embodying the strength of these roles combined. 

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Production Team

Director
Bronwyn Davies

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Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2023 Mountainfilm Festival.