The bicycle may seem a simple form of transportation and sport, but for women around the world it can be a tool of empowerment. Afghan Cycles follows a new generation of young Afghan women who are pedaling their own revolution, aggressively challenging gender and cultural barriers using the bicycle as a literal and metaphorical vehicle for freedom, empowerment and social change.
Afghan Cycles is a 2018 documentary directed by Sarah Menzies and produced by Shannon Galpin. The film won several awards and the Afghanistan women’s cycling team was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2018. You can read more about the film and the filmmaker in Bicycling magazine. The movie has a running time of 90 minutes and you can watch the trailer here.
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