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Life Below the City: Scenes From the Subway

Dec 14, 2015 | 831 videos
Video by Snowday

With over 4.3 million people riding its trains everyday, the New York City subway is one of the most frequently used metro systems in the world. To ride the subway is to step into a communal space shared by millions and become familiar with its rhythms, movements, and peculiarities. This experimental film by Roddy Hyduk, Stations, attempts to capture this intimate quality of the subway experience. Shot over the course of 10 days at 120 stations in all five boroughs, the film uses found and scripted moments to stitch together a collage of life seen underground.

Hyduk is a member of the filmmaking team Snowday. More of their commercial work can be found here.

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