consulting editor


What lengths would you go to in order to ride a bicycle? 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.

*2018 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival
*Winner, Best Documentary Feature, 2018 Brooklyn Film Festival
*Winner, Best Documentary Feature, Seattle International Film Festival
director Sarah Menzies