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Taxiway



France, 2012, HD - Color - 60

DIRECTED BY:
Alicia Harrison

SCREENPLAY:
Alicia Harrison

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Alicia Harrison

EDITING:
Alexandra Mélot

SOUND:
Alicia Harrison

PRODUCER:
Isabelle Mathy and Delphine Schmit

PRODUCTION:
Perspective Films

WORLD SALES:
Perspective Films

STORY DESCRIPTION:

In the intimacy of the taxicab, as we cruise the streets of the city, New York’s immigrant taxi drivers tell me their stories. While sketching the outlines of tomorrow’s America, their tales question what it means to try to become who you want to be: how do you choose your life instead of resigning to it? How do you find your way, my way? How do you drive the vehicle of life? Together, we weave a collective fable of exile and choice.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

Born of a French mother and an American father, Alicia Harrison grew up in New York City before moving to Paris in September 2000. She obtained her M.A. in Philosophy at the renowned “Ecole Normale Supérieure” while directing her first short documentary films. From 2005 to 2006, she worked as an assistant to French director Jean-Luc Leon. In 2007, she studied film at Les Ateliers Varan, a prominent documentary film school in Paris. Today, she works as director of photography, scriptwriter and director’s assistant for documentary filmmakers (Thomas Balmès, Hubert Sauper…), while developing her own film projects. She finished her first feature documentary, Taxiway, in late 2012.

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