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Freights

CANADA / PATRICK O'CONNOR / 2013 / COLOR / 45 MIN / ENGLISH S.T. FRENCH

A look at the graffiti subculture, in which graffiti artists ended up exploring rail yards and painting on the freight cars that run east to west in Canada and the rest of North America, down to Mexico. Simply by drawing their “tag”— their visual identity and their alias—on the cars, they communicate with and acknowledge each other, weaving a complex network of connections. Unlike its urban counterpart, this form of graffiti is more prevalent in rural or even uninhabited areas, where the rail yards are far from cities. The film presents the most prolific artists from coast to coast.

  • Credits: Director(s) > Patrick O'Connor Script > Patrick O'Connor Cinematography > Patrick O'Connor Sound > Patrick O'Connor Editing > Patrick O'Connor Music > Ashley Gould Narration > Patrick O'Connor Producteur(s) Producer(s) > Patrick O'Connor Production > Patrickprojects-Wreckognition Distribution > Patrickprojects-Wreckognition
  • Biography:

    Montreal native Patrick O’Connor graduated in philosophy from Concordia University in Montreal. He has taken an interest in graffiti art in Montreal, and in other cities in Europe and North America, since 1995.



  • Filmography:

    Making a Name (2010), 31e FIFA.

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