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Ride for Your Life

Ride for Your Life

| 9 min

This short documentary is about Michelle Duff (then known as Mike Duff), a Canadian motorcycle racer, and the sport that almost killed her. After a near-fatal crash in Japan and extensive surgery and therapy, Duff returned to racing to claim two victories in Canadian races. Though the sport takes its toll on the lives of her friends and fellow competitors annually, the racer explains she can’t give up just yet – not before winning a world championship.

  • director
    Robin Spry
  • producer
    John Kemeny
  • camera
    Georges Dufaux
    Jean Roy
    Maurice Picot
    Ronnie Whitehouse
    Réo Grégoire
  • editing
    Barrie Howells
  • sound editing
    Sidney Pearson
    Donald Douglas
  • re-recording
    Ron Alexander
    Roger Lamoureux
  • music
    The Mothers of Invention


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