The big wood and iron wheels are strong; too strong for modern roads and too slow for a fast moving world. This is the bullock cart of Malacca. Made of 99 parts, the carts were a common sight in Malacca once upon a time, but it’s a dying trait. However, one man is adamant about preserving the technology of cart making. He’s 71-year old Haji Abdul Kassim, the last known bullock cart maker in Malacca. He's descended from several generations of bullock cart makers and drivers. Haji Abdul claims that his ancestors have been making bullock carts since the time of the Sultanate of Malacca, 600 years ago.
Screening time: Saturday, May 16, 7:45 pm (Session 5)
Length: 30 min.
Director: Johana Hassan
Producer: Jacqueline Ho
Producer Web site: www.finas.gov.my
Distributor: National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS)
Distributor Web site: www.finas.gov.my