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Sat 8 October 2011 // 17:00

(Sat 8th Oct / 5pm / Free: suggested donation £4)
(Olivier Higgins and Mélanie Carrier / Canada / 2006 / 57 minutes/ no certificate)

Asiemut chronicles the 8000 km journey of Olivier Higgins and Mélanie Carrier. Riding their bicycles and pedalling through Asia, Olivier and Mélanie travelled from Mongolia to Kolkata, at the mouth of the Ganges in India, passing through Xinjiang, the Taklamakan Desert, Tibet and Nepal. Along the way, they discover the world, but over all, they discover themselves. Who are they? What do they want? What is their place in this world? Maybe, between the encounters, obstacles and the discovery, this daring journey made them reflect... Do we not all have a common "Asiemut"?

"Asiemut, was this crazy idea to ride more than 8000 km by bike across Asia, from Mongolia to the Ganga plains in India. Passionate by video making and conscious of its great potential to communicate, we wanted to make a movie that would have our spectators reflect throughout a simplistic adventure, an adventure involving nomadic occidentals whom share their feelings, thoughts and values."

Directors Olivier Higgins and Mélanie Carrier.