The Beijing Scottish Society is collaborating with the Bookworm to present the screening of the documentary Dummy Jim, followed by Q&A with Filmmaker Matt Hulse.
This unique film is about a profoundly deaf Scotsman James Duthie (fondly known as ‘Dummy Jim’) who cycled solo to the Arctic Circle in May 1951. The 6,000-mile trip took him three months, allegedly on a budget of just £12. When Matt Hulse was gifted a copy of Duthie’s little-known journal, I Cycled into the Arctic Circle, he was inspired to tell the story. Created as part of a wider cross-platform project and crowdfunded through pioneering techniques predating Kickstarter, Hulse’s own adventure was 15 years in the making.
Matt Hulse is an artist-filmmaker, best known for his award-winning shorts, his debut feature documentary, Follow The Master (2009) and his unwaveringly maverick approach to life.
His new 304 page, fully-illustrated book I Cycled into the Arctic Circle: A Peregrination is available at The Bookworm. Q&A will be moderated by a filmmaker, producer, and curator Vicky Mohieddeen.
“Very beautiful and utterly bonkers” (The List****)
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