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Renaissance Man

Renaissance Man is a documentary by East Vancouver's Kai Nagata, Evan Crowe, and Candice Vallantin about Matthew Wadsworth. Wadsworth is a Montreal-based Renaissance lute virtuoso who wants to set a record for motorcycle jumping. He also happens to be blind. More on Kai Nagata, The Tyee's writer-in-residence, here.

In This Series


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Renaissance Man

A blind man wants to set the world record for jumping a motorcycle as a blind man.

Kai Nagata, 1 Dec 2011


Blind man motorcycle jump, Mathew Wadsworth

Renaissance Man, Part 2

In which a blind man nears a record-breaking motorcycle jump and a filmmaker explores the power of 'natural constituencies.'

By Kai Nagata, 29 Dec 2011

Real Cities Give Their People Places to Pee

Public washrooms should be plentiful and accessible, says one scholar. And cities that do flush, flourish.

By Christopher Cheung