The semester is winding down now as the class has begun to finalize our last assignments. We have to write an essay using the films we viewed in class in relation to a global economic context. Luckily the films were ripe with information regarding the subject. I found the film Beijing Bicycle to be very entertaining and insightful. The glimpse into the foregrounds of China's economic modernization was beyond interesting. The plot revolving around a bicycle, which shapes and impacts the lives of two young men. The powerful metaphor for China's socioeconomic competition was felt throughout the film. I have chosen to narrow down my essay in directly analyzing the film's themes and finding a deeper meaning within the film. As we approach our final class sessions I keep in mind how globalization has influenced not only my classroom but those all over the world. If only we were all lucky enough to have our very own bicycle to lead us to freedom.