A Taxi for Aouzou / Un Taxi Pour Aouzou

Director: Issa Serge Coelo
Country: Chad
Year: 1994
Running Time: 22 min.
Language: Chadian Arabic

In this wonderful hybrid of fiction and documentary, we become the close companions of Ali Baba Nour, a Chadian cab driver who explains his hopes and dreams, his challenges in a difficult and often violent society, and his optimism for the baby he and his wife are expecting. In this urban poem, we are treated to the color and movement of Ali Baba Nour’s city. It is a generous postcard that one might send to a friend, telling of an unforgettable acquaintance and place.