Underground (v.1)

This version of Underground involves the creative treatment of the diegetic sound from the audio visual track, scored alongside the image.  Black and White, Sound, Digital. UK and Canada. (2005-2010)

Underground (v.1) screened @Toronto Open Screenings
Nov. 25th 2015
Trinity Square Video
401 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3A8, Canada


London International Documentary Festival 2011
In association with London Review of Books
Invisible Cities Program, (World Premiere)

Female Eye Film Festival 2012, Foreign Shorts Program, (North American Premiere) Nominated for Best Experimental Film



Crossing documentary, with performance and a first person camera, UNDERGROUND presents a subjective documentary portrait of Westminster Station/London Underground, made during the time period of the July 7th 2005 transit bombings. The original project began as a short documentary art project of the London Underground overlapping into the weeks just before and after the bombings in 2005. While this station was not directly affected by the bombings, the shock of the events and gradual weight of the tragedy soon settled into the collective consciousness of the city, and could be felt in the day-to-day negotiation of its urban spaces. The conditions after the bombings led to the project being set aside. In 2010 the director returned to the footage wanting to make a documentary record after the fact, which set out to explore the contradictory moods of the time – from the more official government position of carrying on as usual, to the sense of anxiety felt on a more personal level. “Theatrical and compelling, UNDERGROUND takes the viewer on an epic journey of moods, in calling attention to the intangible effects of trauma on the collective consciousness. (Program notes)

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This work by Sandra E. Lim is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.


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