Filmmaker Raphael Haddad takes his audience through a typical night for infamous street artist Invader in his latest film In Bed with Invader. Street artists prefer anonymity to remain true to their purpose as artists, whose statements are often riddled with clever political or social statements. The documentary reveals the journey and commitment the graffiti artist takes to spread his mark across the city.
Although the film contains no dialogue, the gritty imagery, twisting camera angles and propelling music create a true street documentary experience. Other notable artists such as Banksy have also been filmed to reveal the reality and hardships faced by graffiti artists. The ownership of public space is questionable, as advertisers and marketers take to the street, seeking the attention of their consumers. In Bed with Invader by Raphael Haddad brings light to the less glamourous side of street art.