1971, 40:00 minutes, B&W, English
This tape is organized in three parts. Part one, Auto, documents a hitch-hiking trip across the U.S. border from New York state to Montreal. Part two, Train, records a journey made by hopping freight cars with the aid of a more seasoned train-hopper. Part three, Highway Patrol, is the live documentary narrative of Vitale's encounter with a U.S. highway patrol officer in which the officer expresses his views on society, morality - and hitch-hiking. The patrol officer, like several other persons depicted in the tape, is unaware that he is being recorded by the soundless portapak and a discretely-held camera with lenscap removed.
Hitch-Hiking est une des oeuvres canadiennes les plus importantes des années 70. Elle illustre les expériences vécues par Frank Vitale lors d'un voyage en autostop, caméra sous le bras.
L'oeil et l'oreille de la vidéo violent l'univers sacré et secret de l'intimité: de la confrontation avec le douanier menaçant au saut dans le wagon de marchandises et à l'échange avec le policier moralisateur.
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