MIGRANT STORIES (MELBOURNE VS OSAKA)

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An episode from the series TAXI TO ASIA

Format: HD
Duration: 26 ’
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Available version: English
Rights: All Rights | Worldwide

Synopsis

Melbourne.
Indian drivers who have been working in the country for years can still be looked on as outsiders by the local white Australians. Attacks on drivers are not uncommon and have inflamed diplomatic tensions between India and Australia. Tom, a cabbie, moved to Melbourne more than 20 years ago in search of a better life. He believes that racism can, at times, cuts a deep wound, but here people are generally inclusive and this is now the place he calls home.

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Osaka.
Taxi drivers of Korean descent, like Nanbarra, form a small but significant community in Osaka. Their ancestry entails discrimination. Hence, Nanbarra has adopted a Japanese name so as to blend in.