Tokyo Uber Blues

Tokyo jitensha bushi

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Director Taku Aoyagi underwent a career change during the pandemic, becoming an Uber Eats rider. Will he survive?
As the pandemic hit in 2020, many saw their employment opportunities dramatically diminished. Filmmaker Taku Aoyagi found himself out of work and so, to earn a living, he moved to Tokyo to become an Uber Eats rider – one of the few booming businesses as society closed its doors. Shot mostly on mobile phones and GoPros, Tokyo Uber Blues journeys through a 21st century megalopolis, with Aoyagi guiding us as he goes about his work. At the same time, his film grapples with what it is to be a twentysomething in present-day Japan, issues around the gig economy and the way a city was transformed by a world-changing event. By turns high-spirited, comical and despairing, Tokyo Uber Blues is an essential, intimate portrait of recent times.

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Tokyo Uber Blues + Q&A
Thu 15 June 20:30 - 22:23
Showroom - Splice Post Screen 1
Q&A with director Taku Aoyagi. Moderated by Edwin Mingard.
Tokyo Uber Blues + Q&A
Fri 16 June 10:15 - 12:08
The Light - Screen 6
Q&A with director Taku Aoyagi. Moderated by Tymofii Donets
Tokyo Uber Blues + Q&A
Sat 17 June 20:45 - 22:38
Curzon - Screen 3
Q&A with director Taku Aoyagi. Moderated by Joe Cutts.
Tokyo Uber Blues (DocFest Online)
Available between Mon 19 June 0:00 - Sun 25 June 23:59
Online Screening

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