Afghan Cycles

Afghan Cycles

Documentary Features
November 7, 2018 8:15 PM Afghan Cycles
November 9, 2018 9:45 AM Afghan Cycles
November 10, 2018 10:00 AM Afghan Cycles

Afghan Cycles follows members of the National Cycling Team in Kabul and a group of young women in the Bamiyan region of Afghanistan who use mountain bikes to commute to school and run errands. For all of them, the bicycle is a symbol of freedom; but that freedom comes at a dangerously high cost. 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 lack of infrastructure, and despite repeated death threats, embracing the power and freedom that comes with the sport.

Action Campaign
Visit Women For Afghan Women to donate and learn more about how to secure and protect the rights of disenfranchised Afghan women and girls.
Visit Equality League to learn how to help fight gender discrimination in sport.


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Director(s) Biography

Sarah Menzies is a freelance videographer and filmmaker, and founder of the production company Let Media. Seeking personal character-driven stories, her films showcase the good that exists in the world, illustrating to audiences that everyone is capable of creating positive change. Afghan Cycles is Sarah’s feature-length directorial debut.

Run Time

89 min


Sarah Menzies


Caryn Capotosto, Sarah Menzies, Anna Brones, Jenny Nichols, Shannon Galpin

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