I Cycled Into the Arctic Circle 16:00 12th Mar / iQiYi
Matt Hulse, moderated by Vicky Mohieddeen
In 1951, a deaf-mute Scotsman named James Duthie cycled from his small village – where he was known as Dummy Jim – to the Arctic Circle and back, a 3,000-mile trip that took three months and cost just £12. Several decades later, a filmmaker from the UK decided to recreate that journey, so to speak – except it took him 13 years. Matt Hulse, that filmmaker, will give an audio-visual presentation about how he retraced Duthie’s epic journey, why he did it, how it took so long to complete the movie, a part-fiction, part-documentary film called Dummy Jim that won Best of the Fest at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2013. Hulse will also read from the book I Cycled Into the Arctic Circle, a revised edition of Duthie’s original journal by the same name, published by The Saltire Society.
This event will be held at iQiyi, an official festival venue located next to The Bookworm.
Price: 50 RMB — Purchase Online
iQiyi 4 pm
Event code: IQ12A