“In this Bangladeshi drama, feisty young painter Naima (a riveting Novera Rahman) sets out on a quest to save her ailing father. Her artistic gift has blossomed with is encouragement but hasn’t yet proven financially rewarding. Naima’s mother dashes such childish dreams, which sends the frustrated teen off to the big city, determined to earn money for the family’s survival. And she does, by disguising herself as a boy to get a job as a rickshaw driver. Still Naima’s creative drive has her sneaking every opportunity to paint, and as her vivid artwork comes to life in beautifully animated form, there is hope that her emergence as an artist will be her true salvation. Based on the acclaimed and beloved young adult novel by Mitali Perkins, RICKSHAW GIRL is a magical ride.” – Carol Harada, MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL Directed by Amitabh Reza Chowdhury. (in English and Bengali w/English subtitles)
Eric Adams, the producer of RICHSHAW GIRL, will be present to introduce the film and answer questions after the Friday screening.
Run time: 102 min.
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