The windowless Long Lines Building in Lower Manhattan has been transformed into a projection screen displaying surveillance that was recorded within the walls of the structure. The 29-story building was designed by American architect John Carl Warnecke who dubbed it “Project X,” as its original intent was to withstand a nuclear explosion and perform as a communication hub. Now, filmmakers Laura Poitras and Henrik Molke are utilizing the building to display a 10-minute film, also called “Project X,” that publicizes the National Security Agency’s alleged use of surveillance within the building itself. The filmmakers' central focus is the idea of things hidden within plain sight.
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