Zahra (12) is from Afghanistan, and an asylum seeker in Norway. She has a dream she wants to realize, and this turns out to be difficult for her - but Zahra is a fighter. Bike Bird is a visual story about balancing between two cultures.

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2018
Production country:
Norway
Release date (national):
2018-07-26
Production company:
Nuten Film AS
Financing company:
Norwegian Film Institute
Filmkraft Rogaland
Producer:
Audun Skaug
Line producer:
Gunhild Oddsen
Film consultant:
Kari Moen Kristiansen
Sigve Endresen

Director

  • Kari Klyve-Skaug

    Kari Klyve-Skaug is a Norwegian filmmaker. She has made documentaries and shortfilms selected for several international festivals in Europe, USA and India, and for TV. Her video work has been selected for the National Art Exhibition, Norway and for Les Rencontres Internationales, Paris.

    Kari Klyve-Skaug
  • Odveig Klyve

    Odveig Klyve (b. 1954) studied film and media, and has attended various directing courses as well as the Academy of Creative Writing in Bergen. She has also studied social subjects at Stavanger University College. Klyve is both a director and an author, and has directed several short films - including Tre mil over gangen (literal translation: Three miles across the hall, 1978), Paper Glider (1995), Distance (1997) and Seven songs of becoming (2006) - in addition to publishing 19 books (poems, short stories, children's books), and being published in several anthologies. Several of her poems have even been published on the sides of busses and trams, and on the walls of subway-stations in Oslo. Her films have been screened at numerous festivals across the globe, and her books and poems have been translated to several languages.

    Odveig Klyve

Cast

Zarah:
Lanika Batool Ali
Salman:
Jawahar Worozghani
Jasmin:
Sneha Worozghani
Mother:
Rizwana Raza
Father:
Ahsan Raza
Employee at asylum reception center:
Pål Espen Mulder Kilstad

Awards

2018:
Chicago International Children's Film Festival
Girl Empowerment Award

Festivals

2018:
Giffoni Film Festival
2018:
The Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund
2018:
Chicago International Children's Film Festival
2018:
KUKI - International Short Film Festival for Children and Youth
2019:
With me, with you, with everyone - Films without Borders
2019:
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival

Crew

Director:
Kari Klyve-Skaug
Odveig Klyve
Screenplay:
Odveig Klyve
Cinematographer:
Nils Petter Devold Midtun
Composer:
Olav Øyehaug
Editor:
Kari Klyve-Skaug
Sound Design:
Frode Ytre Arne
Costume Designer:
Sham Jaff
Makeup artist:
Sham Jaff
ProductionDesigner:
Ann Kristin Bjørge
Set Decorator:
Michael Wallin
Sound Recording:
Gunnar Hauge
Casting:
Odveig Klyve
Kari Klyve-Skaug
Still photographer:
Bo Randulff

Technical information

Genre:
Children
Family
Drama
Format:
DCP 2k
Screen ratio:
1:2,39
Colour:
Colour
Sound format:
Stereo 5.1
Length in mins:
15'
Language:
Norwegian
Subtitles:
English

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