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  • Beijing Taxi

Beijing Taxi | Trailer | PBS

Duration: 03:05
Program: Beijing Taxi

BEIJING TAXI is a feature length documentary that vividly portrays the ancient capital of China going through a profound transformational arch. Through a humanistic lens, the intimate lives of three taxi drivers thread through the morphing city of Beijing confronted with modern issues and changing values. With stunning and poetic imagery of Beijing combined with a contemporary score rich in atmosphere, we experience a visceral sense of the common citizens persistent attempts to grasp the elusive. Its society is living through enormous contradictions adjusting to a new capitalist system from a Communist-ruled and educated society. Set in the Beijing before and after the 2008 Olympics, BEIJING TAXI takes us on a lyrical journey into fragments of a society riding the bumpy roads to modernization. Though the destination is unknown, they continue to forge ahead. This film is made possible with support from the Sundance Documentary Fund, the New York State Council for the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, IFP Filmmaker's Lab, IFP Film Week, Tribeca All Access, and Women Make Movies.

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Post Date: November 16, 2009