TRAFFIC   2005

Video color/ sound 05:20

Documentary short about the knock off trade on Canal Street NYC.

Prada meets Chanel meets Louis Vuitton at a border crossing of the new century. Near the intersection of Canal and Broadway a mobile marketplace repeatedly installs itself and disappears in sync with the ambling police patrol. Status symbol knockoffs sold out of suitcases and black plastic bags control the chaos with as much authority as the cops. One unsuspecting tourist finds herself scaling a wall to escape with her loot. An illicit trade where speed and mobility are of the essence.