Dark Days - Marc Singer 2000
This isn’t my usual type of post but I just watched this film yesterday, not that I haven’t seen it before, but it’s been a while since I watched a black and white documentary. This film follows the lives of people in New York who live in an abandoned underground railway system. On the surface it’s the everyday life events of these people as we follow them through a life changing journey. We learn how the focus group came to this situation; as a viewer it’s easy to form prejudiced reasons why people become homeless but these realities are challenging and hard hitting - no punches were pulled in more emotional moments. While watching this I went through a range of emotions but what I enjoyed most was seeing that they could still be happy and they had hope for a better lifestyle.
I recommend this and also Life In A Day: this follows a host of random people around the world who have filmed themselves on the same day and uploaded their videos to be edited into this film.
2nd February 0130
I’ve been visiting Car Parks lately