Directed By: Mathilde Marinet⎥ UK ⎥ 2021 ⎥ 57m 31s⎥
On the Road to Dallas is a documentary following the creation of Team West Indies, a new national roller derby squad comprising an unlikely group of British women. In a sport that is traditionally very white, there has been an under-representation of black players in roller derby, and this film follows the team’s preparation for the 2014 Roller Derby World Cup in Dallas. This documentary follows the players through their journey to the world cup, from the physical conditioning to the mental preparation, feelings of doubts about playing this full contact sport well into their 40s, juggling training with being a mother, or finding out about a side of their heritage they hadn’t been in touch with yet.
About the Director:
Mathilde Marinet is a London based French Director. After spending a few years working in TV production, she took the challenge to start her first feature documentary and follow the creation of the first west Indian roller derby team.