Stacy DeVries, seen here during a trip to Uganda, is raising money to help that country’s orphans get schooling. Photo submitted

Award winning documentary to be screened in Nelson

‘The Bikes of Wrath’ will run April 5 and 6 at The Front Room

John and Stacy DeVries are excited to bring the 2018 Banff Mountain Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award winning documentary, The Bikes of Wrath, to the Front Room in Nelson on April 5 and 6.

All proceeds go to the couple’s Get Schooled project to raise money for 54 orphans in Uganda to get off the streets and into school.

This heart-warming film highlights five Australian friends as they seek to gain a better understanding of the Dust Bowl through an attempt to cycle from Oklahoma to California in honour of the westward migration undertaken by the Joad family from John Steinbeck’s novel The Grapes of Wrath.

With no support vehicle, no training and “no real idea,” they set off on a 30-day cycling adventure, challenging themselves to survive on $420 (the modern-day equivalent of the Joads’ $18 in the 1930s) and whatever their busking might yield.

Both screenings begin at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at There will be door prizes and refreshments by donation as well as some merchandise for sale.

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