Walked the Way Home

Country: France, Italy
Duration: 26 mins
Sound: Stereo
Ratio: 9:16
Original Format: HD video


In the 1980s soldiers started appearing on the streets of Paris. They were part of “Operation Pirate Vigil” which usually lasted a few months after a terrorist attack occurred, then the soldiers disappeared until the next attack. In 2015, they appeared in great numbers and stayed a while. They are still around, four years later. This film is composed of short videos shot with my iPhone on my way home from the studio, and posted on Instagram. When I moved to Rome, I found soldiers in the streets as well, and I met Alvin Curran. His song “Walked the Way
Home” inspired me to edit these Instagram shots together into a film titled after Alvin’s song.

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