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The Bristol Bike Project

Oldham, Alistair



“The Bristol Bike Project” is a documentary film that describes a local voluntarily run organisation that accepts donations of old bicycles and refurbishes them as donations to members of the local population of asylum seekers and refugees. Through the design of the film’s narrative, the film sets out to explore issues around cycling, recycling and asylum. Screened at over 20 festivals worldwide, including the Sheffield International Documentary Festival (Sept 09), International Bike Film Festival in Bochum, Germany (Sept 09), International Bike Video Festival, Bochum, Germany (Nov 09), Sheffield International Documentary Festival, Videotheque (Nov 09), Oneworld International Documentary Festival, Prague (Feb 10), Unchosen Film Festival, Colston Hall, Bristol (Oct 10), 10th New York Bike Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives (July 10), Refuge in Film Festival, BFI London (July 10), Cedar Cultural Centre, Minneapolis (July 10), Gala Theatre, Washington DC (July 10), National Film Board of Canada , Montreal (Aug 10), Cyclescreen, Watershed, Bristol (Aug 10), London Bike Film Festival, The Barbican (October 10), El Ojo Cojo Festival, Madrid (October 10), Royal Theatre, Toronto (August 10), Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival, Northern Arizona (October 10), The Times Cinema, Milwaukee (August 10), Starz Film Centre, Denver (September 10), Downtown Independent Theatre, Los Angeles (September 10), Dokument 8 Human Rights Documentary Festival, Glasgow (October 10), Netwerk Centre for Contemporary Art, Aalst, Belgium (September 10), Boston Bike Film Festival, USA (October 10), Vienna Bike Film Festival (October 10), Salt Lake City Bike Film Festival, USA (October 10), Teatro Cinearte, Lisbon, Portugal (October 10), Kunsthalle, Seoul, Korea (October 10), La Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy (October 10) and Seattle Bike Film Festival, USA (October 10).


Oldham, A. (2010). The Bristol Bike Project

Digital Artefact Type Video
Publication Date Jan 1, 2010
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords cycling, recycling, asylum, documentary