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  • Writer's pictureB. Whiteside

I was There: The Freedom Tunnel

This is the pilot to a new series I developed at VICE titled; I WAS THERE

'I Was There' is an archival and interview-based series where a subject describes their experience and role within a larger historical event or movement - with hopes of drawing parallels between history/their experiences and current cultural themes/elements. Using archival footage, the series focuses on the lived experience and not what you’d find in textbooks.

In the pilot, Chris 'Freedom' Paper reminisces on his time painting and tagging inside The Freedom Tunnel - an abandoned train tunnel that became the heart of New York City's art scene in the 1980s


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