What: East Burke Premiere of Esperanto
When: Thursday, August 11. Food & Drinks at 4:00pm, Tickets required at 7:30pm, Film at 8:30pm.
Where: The Village Inn
How Much: Donations to the Moriah Wilson Foundation
Join TGR at The Village Inn for the East Burke premiere of our new mountain bike film ‘Esperanto’. The premiere will be hosted as part of a fundraising event for the Moriah Wilson Foundation. Food & Drinks will be available beginning at 4:00 pm. The TGR event will kick-off at 7:30pm, with donations / tickets required, and the film will be at 8:30 pm. There will be prize giveaways from Specialized, Dometic, Tincup, Ride Concepts and more.
About the Film
Esperanto is TGR’s latest action-packed mountain bike film with an added twist. Mixing the rock stars of the sport with a cast of unknown and up-and-coming heroes, the film explores how we share our dreams through a universal two-wheeled language no matter what our native tongue may be. The sacred ritual of the ride might sound different all across the world – whether it’s a full-face getting pulled down to drop into a big jump line or wheeling a beat-up bike out of a mud hut to pedal to school – but it’s a universal process no matter what language we speak. As we view this visual tapestry featuring next-level riding in unusual locations all across the globe, we hear a voice speaking a language we’ve never heard: There are more than 7,000 languages spoken on Earth. In 1887 a Polish-Jewish doctor named L.L. Zamenhof created a new one, a universal second language based on a combination of existing widely-spoken European languages. Its goal is to help bring people together from different ideologies, beliefs, and nations and ultimately to help end war. The language was called Esperanto. Translated into English it means ‘one who hopes.’ Today, Esperanto might remain elusive, but the dream of a shared language Spoken Worldwide still flourishes. You just have to know where to look for it.