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MOYEN Métrage | 2000
Rough Ride
Pays concerné : Afrique du Sud
Durée : 52 minutes
Genre : fantastique
Type : documentaire


Voyage à travers les yeux de quatre pionniers de l’industrie du taxi en Afrique du Sud.
Rough Ride analyse l’évolution de la culture des taxis minibus, au milieu de la folie de l’apartheid.

2000, 52min Vidéo
Réal: Dumisani Phakathi


Rough Ride takes a personal journey of discovery through the eyes of four pioneers of the taxi industry. Together they reveal the seeds of conflict that would erupt in the minibus blockade protests of 1993 that brought Johannesburg to a standstill. The control of transport systems was integral to the strategies of South Africa’s apartheid regime. Consequently, in South Africa today, the main form of commuter transport is an unsubsidised, aging and war torn minibus taxi fleet. It has grown over seven decades, from the illegal operations of sedans in the 30s to a national transport system that carries over 65% of commuters today. Rough Ride unravels the evolution of the culture of minibus taxis, amidst the madness of apartheid.

SA 2000 52min Video
Dir: Dumisani Phakathi


2000 | Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival | CAPE TOWN, South Africa |
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