Thu, Aug 12 7:30 pm

Director: Sarah Menzies, Brooklyn Film Festival 2018, Festival Award for Best Documentary Feature, Seattle International Film Festival 2018, Special Jury Prize for Best Documentary

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. “A much more complex, multi-layered portrait of Afghanistan than has been seen in the West for many a year.” —Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film

REEL Outdoors series is sponsored by North Country Climbing Center.
The Colonial’s Community Partner for this screening is Bethlehem Trails Association.