Private Project

The Cart (Gaariwala)

This is the story of the indomitable dream of two young brothers and divorcee mother and their incredible journey in life and their ball bearing made car that has never been defeated. The story of human spirit, sufferings and simple joy.

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    1 hour 16 minutes 21 seconds
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Director Biography

Md Ashraful Alam, whose penname/nickname is Ashraf Shishir, is a an Independent Motion Pictures and Film Professional, Script Writer, Poet, Story Writer, Human Rights Activists from Bangladesh. Educated in IT and law, he is the pioneer of the AECB film movement, a platform for the filmmakers to establish alternative show-case for better cinema with more than 20,000 members. His latest work includes The Cart [GAARIWALA] 2014 (Script and direction, Recipient of prestigious Grant from the Govt. of Bangladesh and selected in more than 44 International Film Festival in 17 Countries and won 8 Best Awards from India, Chile, Italy, Spain and USA), The Cage Bird, 2012 ( Director, documentary nominated in more than 7 International Film Festival in 7 countries and Winner in USA). Published four books. Education: Masters in International Human Rights Law.

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Director Statement

"The film for humanity is GAARIWALA"
It tells the tale of two brothers whose lives revolve around racing ball bearing cars in the fields of their village. Their ultimate dream is to own such a car and win a race with it. And they set out to fulfill that dream by selling water lilies in the city . That's where they meet their rickshaw-puller father, who had remarried after leaving them and their mother two years ago.