Following a new generation of young Afghan women cyclists, Afghan Cycles uses the bicycle to tell a story of women's rights - human rights - and the struggles faced by Afghan women on a daily basis, from discrimination to abuse, to the oppressive silencing of their voices in all aspects of contemporary society. These women ride despite cultural barriers, despite infrastructure, and despite death threats, embracing the power and freedom that comes with the sport.
Afghan Cycles is a feature-length documentary about the growing movement of women in Afghanistan risking their honor and their lives for freedom, independence and the simple joy of riding a bicycle. From rural cycling clubs to the National Cycling Team, a new generation of Afghan women are aggressively pushing gender and cultural barriers and ushering in a new era for a country that is awakening to global influence and the possibility of social change.
20 May 2018 (USA)
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