|My lens is introduced with the first shot of the cityscape at night, from rooftop, then it continues — through the dashboard or side window||I wanted to make this film in order to take a closer look|
|I end that scene to encourage questioning the notion of public space||From far away I saw that joyriders contest space in public spaces with a quest for individual identity and fame|
I decided to focus on the hajwalah writers, and very soon after that, I decided to focus on just hajwalah joyriding.
|I shifted my focus because I thought that joyriding in the kingdom is a more urgent story to tell, especially since it had been around for decades and yet had a single state-sociological narrative of it in the mainstream media||I became attracted to the joyriding subculture and wanted to understand it|
|Rakan himself does not write graffiti, but I was led to his world through the hajwalah graffiti||The side-window lens is surely symbolic in this film|
Driven by curiosity, I also wanted to challenge myself and get uncomfortable.26