Beyond the Powder is a one-hour film documenting the 1929 Women's Air Derby, and the women who continue to fly the cross-country race today as the Air Race Classic. The film highlights the societal and aviation challenges women faced in 1929, exploring the history of the race, while comparing the race as it is flown today. Filming wrapped in 2014, following that year's Air Race Classic, a contemporary race with over 50 teams of women pilots.
Saturday, September 5 @ 5pm - Western Reserve PBS HD WNEO 45.1/WEAO 49.2
(check local cable and satellite listings)
With the film's many connections to NE Ohio, we are proud to premiere Beyond The Powder in our home market. Cleveland was the center of the aviation world at the time, holding annual air shows and races. The 1929 women's air derby finished in Cleveland, along with many others. In addition to the NE Ohio historic heritage, we, the filmmakers, are based in NE Ohio.