Director: Emma Brunton
Produced for SBS TV Taxi' is a documentary of interviews with taxi drivers at work. Shot without interviewer or narration the cabbies talk frankly about their experiences on the job. Each of the five stories deals with a different aspect—passengers, violence, brotherhood, sex and philosophy. They reveal the dangerous and seedy underbellies of Sydney and Melbourne devil worship suicide death threats and unabashed lust are in the day of the life of a cabbie.
Taxi! was filmed hand held on Hi- 8 video by first-time filmmaker Emma Brunton complementing the raw and rough theme of the documentary. An unchanging 'passengers eye view" brings the audience into a familiar and intimate environment. (IB)