by Serda YALIN

15 minutes, 2009

Production : TRT Kids (Turkish Radio & Television Corporation) / Turquie

Abdullah is 11 and lives with his parents and 11 brothers and sisters in Hasankeyf, a historic, and very tourist-orientated town in eastern Turkey. He is desperate to have his own bicycle but knows his parents cannot possibly afford to buy him one. How can he obtain the bike of his dreams? He decides to earn the necessary money himself. He assumes his responsibility by taking a major decision: he will become a tourist guide.

Serda YALIN was born in 1967 in Istanbul. She graduated in journalism and public relations in 1988 and the same year began to work for TRT. Since 1995 she has made television programmes for children and young people. In 1995 she won the Turkish Union of Journalists’ Prize with the TV series “Cakiltasi”. Her other TV programme for pre-school children, “Apple Worm”, is one of the finalists in the 2008 Japan Prize.