[h1]SATURDAY JUNE 23[/h1]
2:00pm – AFGHAN CYCLES
All Film Screenings at
Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd Ave, New York
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HOW BICYCLES BOOSTED THE WOMEN’S RIGHTS MOVEMENT
USA 2017 4min.
Dir. Dean Peterson
Susan B. Anthony said that the bicycle did “more to emancipate women than anything else in the world.” Now more than ever, it is important to share how bicycles helped, and continue to help, liberate women’s rights. Presented by VOX Media.
Afghanistan, USA 2018 89min.
Dir. Sarah Menzies
A new generation of young Afghan female cyclists uses the bicycle to tell a story of women’s rights, human rights, and the struggles faced by Afghan women. These women ride despite cultural barriers, despite infrastructure, and despite death threats to embrace the power and freedom that comes with the cycling.
Afghan Cycles follows members of the National Cycling Team in Kabul. For all of them, the bicycle is a symbol of freedom. 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 future for herself and her family.