Nora Jaccaud, Director

Nora Jaccaud


Country of origin: United Kingdom


Languages spoken: English

The Base

  • Documentary
  • English
  • 347 minutes
  • 3

The base captured life inside the hidden world of London's mysterious and mercurial rickshaw riders. Cloistered in a tunnel beneath London's bustling business district, "the base," as it is called, is both where London's exploding fleet of rickshaws are stored and repaired and also a kind of refuge/gathering point for a virtual United Nations of riders who buzz through London's touristed streets like "cowboys" in a world of mass transit. I wanted to convey to the viewers through a very cinematic and stylised way the pulse of this unique group of people. The mechanic of the place was my guide and so it is for the film. I wanted to show the unseen aspect of this job that spreads in cities through out Europe.

Selected by: The Film Network

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My favourite thing in life is to learn from others by observing and listening.As a child I would find and keep stories from people like other kids collect seashells. Nothing could stop my curiosity and languages quickly became a tool to open more doors, more minds. With time the need to share the stories and create connections grew and led me to become a story teller. Making documentaries fuels this passion, by capturing this moments for others to experience.I am currently producing and directing the video web series HUMAN POSTCARDS. Human Postcards is an ongoing series of 60 second video portraits, capturing the inspirational and often powerful messages of everyday people from around the world. www.humanpostcards.comI made a Tedx talk about the project:

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