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 America and choice.


Written and directed by: Alicia Harrison

Produced by: Delphine Schmit et Isabelle Mathy

Editing: Alexandra Mélot

Sound editing: Josefina Rodriguez

Mix: Emmanuel Croset


22 minutes


Festival Partances, Toulouse, France, mars 2015

Festival Pointdoc, France, avril 2014 – Prix du jury Première création

Festival du film ethnographique Intima Lente, Caserte, Italie, 2014

– Prix du meilleur documentaire

Festival La Première Fois, Aix-en-Provence, 2014

Festival Itinérances, Alès, 2014

Days of Ethnographic Film, Ljubljana, Slovénie, 2014

Festival Monde en Images, Cucuron, France, 2014

Festival Dépaysements / Spaesamenti, France-Italie, 2014

Festival de l’image alternative de Brest, 2014

Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal, 2014

Rencontres Internationales Sciences et Cinémas, Marseille, 2014

Cinéma Vérité, Iran International Documentary Film, Téhéran, 2014

Festival du film d’éducation, Evreux, 2014

Festival Margaret Mead, New York, Etats-Unis, 2013

Festival Cinedoc, Tbilisi, Georgie, 2013

Festival Jean Rouch, Paris, 2013