«Go to Cuba», the tourists say, «before it's too late». «The island is changing», the experts say.
When Norwegian anthropologist Ståle Wig moves to Havana and starts driving a taxi, he discovers a different story. Havana Taxi is the true story of three individuals and a taxi, set in the shadow of the recent changes in Cuba – the connection to the internet, the opening to the United States, and the death of Fidel Castro.
Norjes, Linet, and Catalina seize the new opportunities. Norjes starts a blog criticizing the authorities. Linet opens a private rental business. Catalina, once a child of the revolution and now an inspector for one of Havana’s largest hotels, sets up a taxi service together with the author. But soon, they notice how their dreams and initiatives collide with old, ingrained structures. Cuba's great transformation is not what it seems.