Dakar, Senegal, 2011, Documentary
French and Wolof dialogue, English Subtitles
HD, 28 min
Taxi Sister is a documentary about Boury, a female taxi driver in Dakar, Senegal. As a woman behind the wheel she leads a busy life filled with everyday drama, and constantly grapples with society’s view and expectations on women. The film is based on the Taxi Sister project, which was started by the Senegalese state in 2007 with the aim of encouraging female entrepreneurs. Ten women were offered the opportunity to get a drivers license and buy a car on credit. Today there are fifteen women taxi drivers in Dakar, which is nothing compared to the fifteen thousand male taxi drivers.
DIRECTOR Theresa Traore Dahlberg
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Senay Berhe
EDITORS Theresa Traore Dahlberg, Senay Berhe, Magnus Berg
CONSULTING EDITOR Tora Mårtens
SOUND TECHNICIAN / SOUND DESIGN Patrik Strömdahl
MUSIC Andreas Unge KORA Maher Cissoko
GRAPHICS Studio SM GRADING Nils Friden
COORDINATOR Valerie Traore
PRODUCTION Valerie Traore, Fatou Bintou Sarr, Karim Dieye, Theresa Traore Dahlberg
PRODUCER Theresa Traore Dahlberg
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