A Female Cabby in Sidi Bel-Abbes
- Original Title
- Une femme taxi a Sidi Bel-Abbčs
- Hadjadj, Belkacem, director.
- Belgium, 2000.
- Physical Description
- DVD-ROM (52 min.)
- When her husband died, Soumicha, mother of three, had to earn a living. She became the only woman taxi driver in Sidi Bel-Abbès, Algeria. This film accompanies Soumicha around a city where religious and political violence rages, and records her experiences in a job normally reserved for men. Soumicha's interactions with her fares introduce us to contradictory aspects of Algerian society: men who frown on working women are happy to have a cabby with whom they can trust their wives and daughters; other men are supportive, and critical of Algeria's treatment of women, despite the constant threat of the violent Islamic movement.
- Documentary films
- Title Translation
- A Female Cabby in Sidi Bel-Abbes
- Soros Documentary Fund
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