Taxi!

Canada, 1982

Film
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In any large city one of the most visible and, at the same time, anonymous characters is the taxi driver. Taxi! takes an absorbing, entertaining and sometimes comical look at a world few of us are familiar with. The filmmaker, a former cabbie, has produced a unique documentary study of the drivers, fleet operators and dispatchers who are expected to deliver passengers, parcels, and even babies. Photographed by day and night, the film explores the realities of the taxi business, the economics, and life as witnessed from behind the steering wheel.

Credits

production company

ONF | NFB

producer

Arthur Hammond

Duration

00:57:00:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1982

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

015814

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - Australia - Melbourne - Awards

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Taxicab drivers

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Taxicab drivers

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Transportation - Canada

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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