Taxi to Africa

A documentary film by Reinhild Dettmer-Finke & Matthias Erbacher

2002, 52 Min./45 Min./30 Min., defi-filmproduktion & M.Schlömer Filmproduktion for Arte/WDR/SWR

Boubacar Diarra works as a professional soccer player in Germany. He has purchased two, used transporter vans to be brought from Freiburg, Germany to Bamako in Mali. There the vans are to be used as taxis to provide economic livelihood for the family. The film “Taxi to Africa” follows the adventurous journey of the transported vehicles and reveals the different worlds of this soccer player.


Camera: Jean-Claude Ventalon

Sound/Editor: Mike Schlömer

Press comments

“This is not a pure sports film, but rather an attempt at showing the two worlds of an African soccer player.”
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“The filmmakers cleverly kicked this cross-cultural double-pass.”
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