隨著紀錄片《Banksy Does New York》於日前正式上映后，美國潮流文化網站《Complex》近日便邀請到紀錄片的導演 Chris Moukarbel 來分享談及一下他的想法。對於該部紀錄了英國街頭藝術家 Banksy 來襲紐約市，并足足維持了一個月時間的「Banksy Does New York」塗鴉企劃的紀錄片，Moukarbel 向《Complex》分享了電影中的相關內容，其中包括市民的採訪，記錄的影片以及影像等；同時也解釋了他參與此番紀錄片拍攝的原因以及得益等。留意以下部份內容的同時，也可前往 Complex 查閱完整的訪問。
What is your approach with documentaries in general? It seems like Banksy Does New York has parallels with your film Me at the Zoo.
I’m really interested in cinema and social media. I think a lot of us are making documentaries every day, in a sense. So to me, it seems like a great way to tell a story—not just of the real world but also of this big digital space that we occupy. It feels like an accurate way to tell a story because so much of our lives are playing out in these two spaces. For me to be able to sift between these two parallel universes as a filmmaker is exciting and also feels like the most accurate way to tell a story.
What have you learned about him through your interactions?
Oh my god, absolutely nothing [laughs]. I don’t know anything more about him than I did when we started this, which may be a testament to his ability to stay anonymous. I really can’t say I have any more insight into the man than I did a year ago.
He reached out to you guys?
We started making the film from the perspective of his work, and it was less important to us whether or not he was involved because it is not really about him. I think there was some concern about it being some kind of exposé, and I think when he realized it was not that kind of movie, he was a little more relaxed in terms of providing us some context for what happened.