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Metal and Melancholy 1994

  • Heddy Honigmann
  • April 5, 1994
  • 80 mins
  • Spanish; Castilian
Peru is made of metal and melancholy
This documentary is an offbeat "road movie" in which acclaimed documentarian Heddy Honigmann travels with, and thereby discovers the stories of, taxi drivers in Lima. In the early 1990s, in response to Peru's inflationary economy and a government destabilized by corruption and Shining Path terrorism, many middle-class professionals used their own cars to moonlight as taxi drivers in order to weather the financial crisis.

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