Southern Bypass: 5.49-6am
2023 | 2K | 2:76 | Stereo | 11m
Southern Bypass is a road at the south of Nairobi in Kenya that leads into the heart of the city; This single take shot was filmed at 5.49am to 6am heading into the direction of the sunrise. The motorbike rider is a boda boda, a motorcycle taxi service. Where they came from and where they are going is incidental to their state of being; they are still and the world around them moves.
The Soundtrack is by Jospeh Kamaru aka KMRU, a Nairobi ambient musician and field recording artist who is based in Berlin. It begins with the sound of the motorbike which gradually transposes into ambient tones before returning to to the road.
Part of project series ‘If Time Moves’
Concept / Direction-
Patrick Waswa Sakwa
Pre-Production + Filming Assistance-
© christopher tym 2023