I began the film Beirut Bus #2 with the intention of being able to show things that cannot be easily represented. I chose to take a local bus that allowed me to become invisible. I repeated my trip on this bus route over several weeks in 2013 and once again in the spring of 2015, compiling and editing the material shortly after. The spoken text is by Gregory Buchakjian from an interview with Christopher Lydon on Radio Open Source. The resulting film is an example of continuity and fragmentation.

film stills from Beirut Bus #2

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