Afghan Cycles first look

Set to premiere during the 2014 adventure film season the much anticipated documentary Afghan Cycles posted its trailer today on Vimeo. A movie that tells the story of the first women’s bicycle team in Afghanistan this much anticipated flick aims to demonstrate the power and courage of female athletes leading the way toward gender equality in Central Asia.

A project spearheaded by social activist Shannon Galpin of Mountain 2 Mountain, a Colorado-based organization dedicated to issues of women’s empowerment, the film by Sarah Menzies of LET Media celebrates the role bicycles can literally play in creating better social mobility. Far from just providing transportation cycling in Afghanistan may well help to tear down barriers across all aspects daily life.

Afghan Cycles Trailer from LET MEDIA on Vimeo.

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