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How these abandoned WW II Jeeps in Manila transformed into dazzling public transportation art

When the U.S. army left the Philippines after the end of World War II, the Jeeps they left behind were turned into public transportation and art.

'We just like to make things pretty'

When the U.S. army left the Philippines after the end of World War II, the Jeeps they had used to get around were left behind — so Filipinos expanded and converted these Jeeps into a system of public transportation that also became massive roaming gallery of public art.

Watch the video above where Canadian-Filipino artist Patrick Cruz takes the Interrupt This Program team on a Jeepney ride through the streets of Manila.

Canadian-Filipino artist Patrick Cruz catches a ride on "the king of the road." (Interrupt This Program)

Art as political protest, as a means of survival, as an agent of change, as a display of courage and delight. Interrupt This Program explores art in cities under pressure. 

Season 2 begins in Moscow on Feb. 5 at 9pm (9:30pm NT) and see more from Manila on March 5.

Watch Season 1 now streaming online with episodes from BeirutKievPort-au-PrinceMedellín and Athens.

Video edited by Geoff Klein.


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