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Title My bicycle / a film by Aung Rakhine
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Khona Talkies, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (61 minutes)
Summary Set in a typical peri-urban tribal village focusing on the struggle of a family to sustain its livelihood through a new trade - carrying passengers in a bicycle, "My Bicycle" is a subtle representation of Bangladesh's most marginalized ethnic population. When Kamal returns to his hillside village remote from the city with a bicycle, his son is happy to have his father back, but his empty hands make his wife anxious. However, Kamal decides to not return to the city even though jobs are scarce in the village. He, then, invents himself a trade. He offers to carry the villagers from place to place on his cycle. Even though, the locals at first did not know what a bicycle is, they quickly become familiar with the concept. But one day an accident occurs, injuring an old man. Local hooligans threaten Kamal's livelihood, declaring that no one can ride on that cycle
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed May 25, 2017)
In Chakma with English subtitles
Nominated 2016 Zanzibar International Film Festival, The Golden Dhow, Best Feature Film
Nominated 2015 Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Audience Award
Nominated 2016 Göteborg Film Festival, Audience Award, Best Feature Film
Nominated 2017 Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival, Bonehead Award, Best Foreign Language Film
Subject Bicycles -- Bangladesh.
Chakma (Asian people) -- Bangladesh.
Bangladesh -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Rakhine, Aung, director
Other Titles Maw theng gaari