2021, Turkey, 17', Dir. Cihan Emre Zengin, Turkish (English subtitles)
Not just the design, but the cultural significance of the bicycle has changed since it was first invented in the 19th century. For some people today the bicycle offers a form of recreation; for others, the bicycle is an essential form of transportation. With the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the bicycle became a central element in a solidarity movement connecting restaurants and unemployed young people in Istanbul’s Kadıköy district. This optimistic short film gives us a look inside this green courier initiative that suggests we rethink our relationship with the internal combustion engine.