RADIO TAXI 1991 - Night Shift in Berlin (West)

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Film Synopsis

"1991: Summer in West Berlin

Filming while driving? “Actually that is a big no-no, but the passengers didn't mind at all.”
The young taxi driver casually experiments with a video camera – films and comments what is happening around him. Spontaneous, raw and authentic.

1991: Year one after reunification. Kohl as all-German federal chancellor and the West Berlin taxi driver as a stranger in his own city – which suddenly doubled in size!

With today’s options and a contemporary interpretation filmmaker Steffen Holzkamp edited his material to an intriguing mix of road movie, historic document and making-of. Editing, music and research – the production becomes and integral part of the film.

Locations, which no longer exist, bizarre passengers, unexpected encounters and lots of time waiting at godforsaken taxi ranks.

A jump back to the turbulent Berlin shortly after the Wall came down. And a likable-cranky taxi driver on a quest - not only for his next tour."

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Title: RADIO TAXI 1991 - Night Shift in Berlin (West)

Length: 45 min

Genre: Documentary

Country of Origin: Germany

Completion Date: 2020

Director: Steffen Holzkamp


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About the director, Steffen Holzkamp

Steffen Holzkamp lives as editor, musician and video producer north of Berlin. Born in West Berlin, he mingled as keyboarder in the colourful eighties Berlin music scene. Following jobs as camera assistant he started to work at the Deutsche Welle in the mid-nineties, specializing as television editor. Together with his wife, the Namibian-German artist Imke Rust, Holzkamp produces art videos inspired or based on land art installations and performances.