About the film
Following 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.
Huge thanks to Simone Summer for suggesting this film!
2018 | DIR Sarah Menzies | Exempt | 1hr 30 mins
About the screening
We’re delighted to be able to bring a Thoughtful Thursday Whanganui audience together to see this important and award winning documentary. Plus we’re even more delighted to offer all of the ticket income as a donation to Whanganui’s fabulous Green Bikes/Pahikara Matomato, who help remove the barriers to cycling that some people in our community still encounter. See https://sustainablewhanganui.
Whanganui is increasingly proving itself to be cycle friendly with new pathways connecting up different parts of the city, the planned velodrome roof, and of course the soon to be installed new river bridge at Upokongaro for the mountains to the sea cycle way – all designed with cycling in mind and the safety of those doing it.
Book your seats early to avoid disappointment in missing this one time screening and fundraiser. You can book by calling us on 06 2813474 or if you’re digitally minded we provide a no-fee online booking service using the link below, and also a free seat reservation service – again using the same link. Reservations are the best way to let us know you’re intending on coming as they are free, quick to do, and you can cancel without charge should your plans or group numbers change before the screening.
Visit below to book tickets or reserve seats online: https://www.confluence.kiwi/
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