The Taxi Takes: Women and Islam

A film by Vandana Sood (India/2009/21:04).

What happens when people from different classes and faiths sit across from each other in a taxi? Can this setting provide fertile ground for rich dialogue about modern terrorism? "The Taxi Takes on Terror" is based on interactions between taxi drivers and passengers inside Mumbai cabs after the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attacks of 2008. "The Taxis Takes on Terror" consist of several short films, including "Women and Islam," which is about a female taxi driver and the voices of her female passengers. At a time when the burkha is being banned, "Women and Islam" explores identity, faith, and fashion from social exchanges in a taxi in India, a nation that houses the third largest Muslim population in the world.

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