RSS file with home page updates in XML RSS Info divider Bookmark and Share divider email Join our email list! divider cartCart  
Icarus Film
Distributing innovative and
provocative documentary films
from independent producers
around the world
32 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201divider(718) 488 8900
Filmmaker-in-Residence
The Bicycle
Directed by Katerina Cizek
Produced by Gerry Flahive
A National Film Board of Canada Production
 Text Size Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size divider Printable VersionPrintable Version

film still
The Bicycle, Drawing From Life, Hand-Held, and The Interventionists are all included on one DVD for the price of $248

Pax Chingawale pedals his bicycle over 20 km a day, visiting his neighbours from house to house. His travels take him to twenty villages, in Zomba District, southern Malawi, Africa.

THE BICYCLE chronicles Pax's journeys as he battles AIDS at the grassroots.

Pax works with traditional healers who are influential at the local level yet often contribute unwittingly to the spread of the disease. He bikes around in search of the abandoned and the ill while monitoring the progress of those whose lives are being saved by ARVs (Anti Retro-Virals), a life-extending drug treatment.

Pax is not a doctor or nurse. He's a retired government auditor who volunteers with Canada's Dignitas International, helping to create a model for making ARV drugs accessible to the world's most vulnerable. Dignitas is headed up by Dr. James Orbinski, who accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for Médecins Sans Frontières.

THE BICYCLE is an intimate look at AIDS through Pax's eyes. It is the sobering yet inspirational story of how local communities can join up with global medical expertise to battle the world's deadliest pandemic - and win.

  

17 minutes / color
Closed Captioned
Release: 2010
Copyright: 2009
Sale: $248

Subject areas:
Africa, Closed Captioned, Fanlight Collection, HIV/AIDS, Health Care Issues, Malawi, Medicine

Related Titles:
Drawing From Life: A half-hour film that goes inside a group therapy workshop for people who have attempted suicide more than once.

Hand-Held: A documentary anthology on health and homelessness, and a frank and invaluable resource for anyone interested in how media and medicine can work together to change lives.

The Interventionists: A mental health nurse and a police officer ride the streets of the inner city in an unmarked police car, responding to 911 calls involving what are officially called "emotionally disturbed persons" (EDP).

The 7 Interventions of Filmmaker-in-Residence: The story of a groundbreaking project in media intervention at an inner-city hospital. What happens when documentary filmmaking, photoblogs, digital storytelling and more are used to investigate complex health issues?

Home | New | Titles | Subjects | PDFs | Ordering | Resources | Latest News | Site Map   
About | Closed Captioned | Best Sellers | Study Guides | Filmmakers | RSS | Screenings   
address
  Follow Us! On...
Facebook Follow Icarus Films on Twitter YouTube
Copyright (c) 2016, Icarus Films
Last Updated August 17, 2015
Privacy Policy