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A Female Cabby in Sidi Bel-Abbes

Une femme taxi à Sidi Bel-Abbès

Directed by Belkacem Hadjadj
Algeria, Belgium, 2000


When her husband died Soumicha, mother of three, had to earn a living. She became the only woman taxi driver in Sidi Bel-Abbès, Algeria. This film accompanies Soumicha around a city where religious and political violence rages, and records her experiences in a job normally reserved for men.

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A Female Cabby in Sidi Bel-Abbes Directed by Belkacem Hadjadj