New York Taxi Drivers
One of my initial observations of New York when I came in 2006 was that the largest demographic of cab drivers in New York were Indian and Pakistani. Wikipedia states that the 2000 census showed that of the 62,000 cabbies in New York, 30% were from India and Pakistan. That number has surely grown in 2009!
I created several short films and also tried to start a larger global discussion amongst drivers by screening these films to drivers in India. Click on the links below to know more.
‘NY TAXI DRIVERS’ – Cabbies speaking of the War in Iraq and The War on Terror.
CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO WATCH THE SHORT FILM
Taxi drivers and racial segregation post 9/11.
Street Smarts also became an installation.
Total Running Time: 3:30
Cab drivers talking about the war in Iraq, terrorism and their experiences of driving a cab in New York City post 9/11.
Video interviews with New York cabbies from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh about racial profiling following 9/11 in 2001.
Six years after the attack, Hindu, Muslim and Sikh drivers talk about their experiences.