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Mohammed Abu Naba’a - "Lashes"
Driver - Jordan
Taxi driver in Jordan
The Age of Stupid
Time on the job:
Jet, jeep, bus or bike:
Yellow taxi, of course
I picked up Franny & Lizzie in my taxi and became their driver
Sleeping at the Iraqi border
Franny filming on top of my taxi. Me and my taxi: One minute he was a regular taxi driver in Amman, Jordan and the next he was the fulltime driver for the film shoot in Jordan, which ended up lasting for a month. Franny & Lizzie renamed him Lashes in honour of his amazingly long eye lashes and over the weeks he took on more roles including bodyguard, counsellor, researcher, sound recordist, fixer, and production co-ordinator.
Crew - Iraqi border crossing: The crew who pulled together for the filming on Malik's border crossing from Iraq to Jordan. He had tried to cross 8 times before this attempt but always been turned back. Malik was delayed overnight so the whole crew slept in two taxis at the border, one of which was mine.
Mohammed, soon re-named "Lashes" on account of his amazingly long eyelashes, picked us up in his Taxi on our first night filming in Jordan. He soon became a crucial member of the team. Watch Franny trying to find out where he got his lashes from...