Film Screening: Afghan Cycles
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.
The film will be followed by a Q&A session with producer Shannon Galpin. Shannon is a public speaker, producer, and the author of two books, including her memoir, Mountain to Mountain. Shannon is a Fellow of the Explorer’s Club, National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, and The International Olympic Committee awarded Shannon an Honorary Achievement Diploma in 2015 for her work promoting gender equity through sports.
An Oxford Festival of the Arts event in association with Cowley Roadworks Freewheeling
Date/Time: Sun 17th June - 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm Add to Calendar
Cost: £9.50/ £8.50 / £8 / Discount available for UPP members
How to Book: https://tinyurl.com/yba5av5r
Target Audience: Everyone
Ultimate Picture Palace, Cowley Rd, OXford, OX4 1BN