Taxi – a symbol of freedom.
“As a child I already knew I wanted to be a taxi driver. Being on the road in a car: for me it’s a symbol of freedom and independence,” explains Mohamed El Bacha, who comes from the Berber village of Arbaa Ida Ouguerd. His father paid for him to get his driving licence at 17 years of age. For a while he worked in a cake shop. But once he had gained a few years of driving experience, the local authorities of the Moroccan port town of Essaouira issued him with his taxi permit. Shortly after that, he became the proud owner of a Mercedes.