women's rights, a girl and a bike - a film called Wadjda

Seeing how the other half lives often puts our own daily trials and tribulations into perspective. Sometimes you can step into someone else's shoes through watching a film. Or hop on someone else's saddle. Take Wadjda, for example, an award-winning film about women's rights in Saudi Arabia, told through the tale of a young girl and a green bicycle.

I sure hope Wadjda comes to San Francisco. How could we make it happen?

Here's a clip from the film.

What's more, 10-year old actress Waad Mohammed not only talks the talk, but walks the walk, right onto the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival.

Wherever you are in the world, we cyclists all tell the same story: on a bicycle, you feel liberated, independent, free.

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