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Zahida

Documentary Film
Pakistan,
UK
2018
29 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Seemab Gul
Seemab Gul
Jo Patterson
Seemab Gul
Claudio Cecconi
Seemab Gul
Odinn Ingibergsson
Left-hand, right-hand, cross traffic in the industrial city of Rawalpindi. “It wouldn’t work if I left the house thinking that I am a woman,” says Zahida. But this works: to be a woman, mother, Pakistani, even the whole of Pakistan. She already is a woman taxi driver, the only one in the country – queen of the asphalt and bumpy tracks. She wears a headscarf and the proverbial breeches and she has a strong, soft, rough, gentle nature that shines in all its facets in this film.

Sylvia Görke