A man named Peter finds himself without a memory on a lone subway car. Awakened, Peters past is conjured by two seemingly innocuous passengers who begin to unravel with him. We Are Being Held takes place on a subway, yet there is rarely mention of that. It is firmly rooted in the numerous, minute and momentary connections that pass between us en route, but it is not confined within the walls of a train. We join peter on this ride. We are all passengers. We are being held.