Winter Watch Party: Wadjda and the green bicycle
Breaking cultural barriers to find female liberation at just 9 years old
Susan B Anthony said of the bicycle and women's liberation: "I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world." If you find yourself questioned by those who argue that women's cycling no longer needs its own spotlight, point them towards this award winning film.
Wadjda follows a quietly determined young girl living in modern day Saudi Arabia, with her heart set on getting a bicycle. Bewildered by the world of grown-ups and division between the sexes, Wadjda offers an innocent and refreshing simplicity that reminds us that cycling should be for everyone.
The Q&A will feature guest speakers from London Muslim women's cycling group the Cycle Sisters and will cover how empowering cycling can be if made accessible to all.
- Zeenat Peerbouc, Previous Cycle Sister in London, now living and cycling in Saudi Arabia.
- Khadijah Zaidi, Ride leader for Cycle Sisters, London´s Muslim women cycling group.
- Wednesday 10 March, 7.00pm - 9.00pm
- Watch the inspiring film, and join the discussion with our special guests
- Streamed on GoToWebinar (please register in advance)
- Free to attend
Please note: due to licensing restrictions this event has a maximum capacity of 50, so please register in advance.