World Premiere of Behind the Fare!
Join us Tuesday, May 10 for a screening of Behind the Fare, a film that follows the stories of taxi drivers in Toronto as they push back against the infringement of the foreign corporation, Uber, on their livelihoods.
The Screening will be followed by a talkback with the filmmakers and panelists from the taxi industry.
Where: Alliance Francaise Theatre | 29 Spadina Road, Toronto, Ontario M5R 2S7
When: Tuesday, May 10 at 7pm
Tickets: $5/Pay what you can
About the Film
Directors: Mariam Zaidi and Loveleen Kaur
Behind the Fare is a film that follows the stories of taxi drivers in Toronto as they push back against the infringement of the foreign corporation, Uber, on their livelihoods. Putting their differences aside, the taxi community forms a united front to make itself heard but the city continues to ignore their demands. Their jobs, families, and communities remain in an increasingly precarious position. The media, consumers and politicians are not on their side as they continue to resist and organize on how to keep surviving in a rapidly changing industry. Following an important moment in Canadian labour history, this film sheds light on an issue far more complex than the headlines of ‘Taxi vs. Uber’.
Behind the Fare will be screened as part of the 31st annual Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts, set to take place from May 1 – 14, 2016 at various GTA locations. For more information, visit www.mayworks.ca.