Afghan Cycles

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  • Date: Jun 2nd, 2019
    Time: 1:30pm

The Midwest Theater is hosting a screening of the documentary film “Afghan Cycles” on Sun., June 2 at 1:30 p.m. Admission is FREE, thanks to the support of a generous donor.
Much of the filming for “Afghan Cycles” took place in the Bamiyan region of Afghanistan, an area of the world that Scottsbluff/Gering formed a Sister City partnership with in May 2003.
Anyone who rides a bicycle to the screening will receive a free small bag of popcorn. A bike corral watched over by volunteers from the Western Nebraska Bicycling Club will be available during the movie.

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Running Time: 1H 29MIN

Movie Synopsis: Afghan Cycles follows members of the National Cycling Team in Kabul, and young riders in the Bamiyan region who are using mountain bikes to commute to school and run errands. For all of them, the bicycle is a symbol of freedom. But sometimes, the danger and obstacles can prove too much, as we learn when one of the main characters flees to France to secure a better situation and future for herself and her family.