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Resource MovingImage: Performance Recording
Title Taxi / Nidjera - SBS news footage and archival recordings
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Abstract/Description SBS News footage of Taxi at a meatworks, plus two archival recordings. Taxi is a political cabaret about a Turkish taxi driver and his travails in “the lucky country”. Uses song and simple dramatic scenes to discuss the migrant experience in Australia. Nidjera tells the story of a Koori family struggling to survive in the 90s 00:00:17- 00:09:45 SBS World News segment on performance of Taxi to meatworkers during their lunch break. Cuts away to audience responses. Interviews with actor Senol Mat, writer Vicki Reynolds, Irine Vela, Jolimont railyard workers from the shop committee, meatworkers from the audience, Steve Payne talking about the importance of working class people realising their stories are worth telling and being heard, and how the union movement still needs to realise that art has a valid role to play in the ongoing struggle. 00:09:50- 01:26:05 Archival footage of performance of Taxi. 01:26:07-02:21:30Archival footage of Archie Weller’s Nidjera. 02:21:50 Archie Weller takes a bow from the audience 02:22:00 Director Kylie Belling thanks everyone involved, announces possible birth of an Aboriginal theatre company in the following year 02:24:34 Concludes
Related Events
  • Taxi, Bluestone Performance Hub, Footscray, VIC, 16 November 2011
  • Taxi, Newmarket Hotel, St Kilda, VIC, 27 April 1990
  • Nidjera, Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, 1990
  • Taxi, Debney Park Community Centre, Debney Park, VIC, 1990
  • Taxi, Trades Hall, Carlton South, VIC, 1990
  • Taxi, Tote Hotel, Collingwood, VIC, 1990
  • Taxi, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Footscray, VIC, 1990
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Date Created 1990
Catalogue ID Melbourne Workers Theatre Digital Archive - HD2
Holding Institution Deakin University Library
Language English
Medium Digital
Extent 02:45:58
Format .mov file (15.6GB); .wmv file (1.20GB)
Citation SBS, Melbourne Workers Theatre, Taxi / Nidjera - SBS news footage and archival recordings, Deakin University Library, 1990
Resource Identifier 51468