A short teaser trailer for a future personal film project exploring the sights and sounds of one of Johannesburg's largest taxi ranks.
Camera & Production: Philip Schedler 2014
Music: MiCasa - These Streets (With thanks to the artists)
Baragwanath taxi rank, fondly known as "Bara" is the biggest and busiest bus and taxi rank in Soweto. Its location just opposite the Baragwanath Hospital, the biggest hospital in Africa, and along the main arterial road into Soweto, makes the taxi rank strategically important. The facility is a major gateway to a cluster of townships that make up Soweto. Many tourists catch their first glimpse of Soweto from the bridge of the hospital, a prime spot that provides an aerial view of the township.
By far the busiest spot in Soweto, the rank is a premier inter-modal transport interchange node in the township. The high volume of pedestrians in and around the rank makes it a lucrative market for informal traders, who can be seen peddling an assortment of goods at the rank.
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