Meet Matt Green. Eight years ago he started a project to walk all the streets of New York. But Matt goes everywhere. Parks, piers, beaches, cemeteries and highways. 8,000 miles. Director Jeremy Workman and his cameras follow Matt anywhere, in any weather. A few times there is snow or a blizzard. Matt speaks to people. Their questions are often about the same things. “How do you earn a living?” Matt was a civil engineer but he gave it up to walk. He first walked across America. He does not have an apartment. Sometimes he’s crashing on couches or most of all he’s cat-sitting. (The cats are so cute) The world before your feet offers film goers a broad view of the fascinating things Matt comes across while walking. He takes photos with his cell. A series of photos of the letter z on barber shops or hairdressers signs. Words like “cutz” or “barber shopz” and “hairdresserz”. Another series is of 9/11 monuments. Other photos are about flowers and fruits and vegetables growing in the most unusual places. Matt finds figs and a broccoli next to electricity poles. The film crew follows Matt to see a tree that is the oldest living thing in New York. Matt finds the location of New York’s slave market or the place where in 1916 Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. Matt tells us that the city closed it after 6 days. The film is beautifully shot, and Matt Green is a great person to meet. Walking with him is a joyful experience.
Matt’s blog… See the photos and articles about the things and historical sites he has visited.
The world before your feet