Following on from the success of MCFB’s Afghan Cycles event last night, here is a selection of 5 events you can attend in Edinburgh during #RefugeeFestScot 2019!
Last night, Multicultural Family Base (MCFB) held the first #RefugeeFestScot event of the year. Although technically part of Edinburgh Festival of Cycling, they received funding from us so that people with refugee and asylum seeking backgrounds could attend their screening of “Afghan Cycles” for free. The film itself is a feature documentary following a new generation of young Afghan women cyclists, using 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.
In light of the success of last night’s event, here are five more Refugee Festival Scotland events in Edinburgh that are not to be missed. Click here for the full listings for Edinburgh.