What lengths would you go to in order to ride a bicycle? Afghan Cycles follows a new generation of young Afghan women cyclists.
What lengths would you go to in order to ride a bicycle? Afghan Cycles follows a new generation of young Afghan women cyclists. For all of them, the bicycle is a symbol of freedom and they ride despite cultural barriers, limited infrastructure and death threats, embracing the power and freedom that comes with the sport.
Afghan Cycles uses the bicycle to tell a story of women’s rights – human rights – and the struggles Afghan women face daily, from discrimination to abuse, to the oppressive silencing of their voices in all aspects of contemporary society. But sometimes, the danger and obstacles can prove too much, as we learn when one of the main characters flees to France to secure a better situation and future for herself and her family.