Afghan women are pedaling their own revolution, challenging gender and cultural barriers using the bicycle. The documentary Afghan Cycles explores this topic and follows a new generation of Afghan women cyclists who ride despite cultural barriers, despite infrastructure, and despite death threats, embracing the power and freedom that comes with the sport.
On August 28th, we were proud to present this powerful film in Salt Lake City along with a post-film discussion with local bicycle advocates including Amy Wiscombe (Program Coordinator of Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective), Phil Sarnoff (Executive Director of Bike Utah), and Rae Sutherland (Founder of WomenMTB.org), moderated by Heidi Goedhart (Active Transportation Manager of Utah Department of Transportation).
Here is a list of local bicycle advocacy groups we suggest supporting:
- Bike Utah
- Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective
- Women MTB
- Bicycle Advisory Committee
- Cycling Utah
- Bike SLC
Didn’t get a chance to see the film with us? Visit the film’s website for the latest updates on future releases and screenings.