Original title: Kielletty polkupyörä
Genre: A short form documentary
Year of production: 2018
Production country: Finland
Starring: Shadi Wijdani, Käthi Häfliger, Shahen Mohammadi, Shorsh Akhta, Zarar Zarza
Director: Rasoul Khorram
Director of Photography: Peshraw Mirza
Editing: Peshraw Mirza
Sound Design: Peshraw Mirza
Music: Peshraw Mirza
Producer: Merja Ritola
Forbidden Bicycle is a documentary film about a female immigrant who learns to ride a bicycle. She comes from a country where it is haram for a woman to ride a bicycle, that is, against the rules of Islam.
In Islamic countries, lots of women dream of being allowed to ride a bicycle. They are attracted by the idea of independence and freedom, mobility and speed. As it follows the woman learning to ride a bicycle, the film also sheds light on the unfair social status of women.
Photo: Peshraw Mirza