A Female Cabby in Sidi Bel-Abbes

General Information

Original Title
Une femme taxi a Sidi Bel-Abbčs
Author/Creator
Hadjadj, Belkacem, director.
Language
Arabic.
Subtitles
English
Published
Belgium, 2000.
Physical Description
DVD-ROM (52 min.)

Contents/Summary

Summary
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.

Subjects

Genre
Documentary films

Bibliographic Information

Title Translation
A Female Cabby in Sidi Bel-Abbes
Note
Soros Documentary Fund

Holdings

Item Type Current Location Collection Call Number Volume Info Shelving Location Public Note
DVD-ROMOSA Film LibraryOSA Film LibraryFL Record 2599---