Sunday, July 10, 2005

Kwik Meal - a New York story

Inspired by "Taxi Dreams", a PBS documentary, my friend Vikram and I made a short film on a New York City food vendor in 2004.

There are thousands of food vendors on the streets of New York city, mostly immigrants. They make up an essential part of the landscape, but for the most part remain faceless entities in the hustle-bustle of a busy city.

Kwik Meal brings to the foreground, the story of one such vendor, a Bangladeshi immigrant M. D. Rehman. Why would a professional chef give up a career in fine dining for a life on the streets? What goes into making of the most famous lamb on rice in mid-town Manhattan? Watch Kwik Meal to find out. (Running time: 16 min)

Title: KWIK MEAL; Year: 2004; Running time: 16 min; Language: English; Country: USA

Directed, Produced and Edited by: Rakesh Chaudhary and Vikram Bhat
Interviewer: Vikram Bhat
Cinematographer: Rakesh Chaudhary
Music by: Trilok Gurtu
Special thanks to: Cambridge Community TV
Special thanks to: MD Rehman, his family and the Kwik Meal staff


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