Documental Afghan Cycles (En inglés)

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Afghan Cycles es un corto-documental sobre lo que significa pedalear en un país tan controversial.
La bicicleta es comunmente utilizada como metáfora de cambio y libertad. Ruedas en movimiento, por alimentación, pedalear la revolución.

En ningún lugar es esto más cierto que en Afganistán y hoy en día un equipo nacional de ciclismo de la Mujer comienza a tomar forma. El ciclismo es el último tabú para las mujeres en Afganistán, las mujeres no andan en bicicleta. Se considera ofensivo igual a las mujeres que se atrevieron a montar en bicicleta en la década de 1800 – es un estigma de la inmoralidad y la promiscuidad difícil de empujar más allá.

Información oficial en inglés tomada del facebook del proyecto.

Afghan Cycles is a short documentary film about what it means to ride in the controversial country.

The bicycle is a commonly used metaphor for change and freedom – wheels in motion, self powered movement, pedaling a revolution.

No where is this truer than in Afghanistan today as the Women’s National Cycling Team begins to take shape. Cycling is the last taboo for women in Afghanistan, women do not ride bikes. It is considered offensive and much like the women that dared to ride their bikes in petticoats in the late 1800’s – the stigma of immorality and promiscuity is hard to push past. But also like America where the bike was intrinsically linked with the women’s suffrage movement… it could be a vehicle for change in Afghanistan.

Our film will follow these women through their practice sessions, riding the backroads and highways outside of Kabul. We’ll also get an intimate look at their lives when they’re not on their bikes, documenting their lifestyles, home life, and their role as a woman in the male dominated country. Their passion and bravery is empowering to women internationally, while challenging gender barriers and setting an example to Afghan women at home.

This will be a 20-30 minute film. From seeing the team ripping it on their road bikes to looking closely at their position as women in Afghanistan, the film uses cycling as a tool of empowerment for women worldwide.

As Susan B Anthony declared in 1896, «The bicycle has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives a woman a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. The moment she takes her seat she knows she can’t get into harm unless she gets off her bicycle, and away she goes, the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.»

Follow the production on Twitter: @AfghanCycles

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