This inspiring documentary follows 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.
Run time is 1h 30m
The screening will be following by a short panel discussion featuring members of the London cycling community.
The panel will be 30 mins after the film and will finish by 9:30pm
This is a 'pay-what-you-can' screening with all profits going to The Bike Project. A £10 donation is suggested.
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