Trump vs California, 2 parts, summer 2020
work in progress
Following Urs J. around the world as he explores the
many festivals and often curious rituals that celebrate our ancient symbiosis with animals...
This time its elephants, fire walking & extreme body piercing (his own) in Sri Lanka.
Al Jazeera, People & Power
Past shows: The Strange Death of American Civility, pts 1 & 2; Disinformation & Democracy pts 1&2; The Constitution vs Trump;
Jobs; What’s Happening to American Democracy, pts 1&2; Tech Threat pts 1&2;
American Power & the Fracking Boom
La Rapa das Bestas
For a few days every July, the small village of Sabucedo, Spain holds its annual wild horses round up & wrestling festival ( thats wrestling horses...) maintaining a tradition dating back hundreds of years.
work in progress
With over 25 new species named after him, naturalist Charles Brewer has spent his life exploring the jungles of his native Venezuela searching for the “odd & extraordinary.”
We go with Charles deep inside caves he recently discovered high atop a tepuis in the Chimantá Massif of southern Venezuela.
For several days every year Mexican cowboys ride across the rugged mountains of central Mexico in an annual religious pilgrimage to Cristo Rey.
Along the way they renew family ties & try to hold onto a faded way of life.
A series of TV spots for the Cuomo for governor campaign.
Feature documentary looks deep into the world famous mayor’s ‘new’ New York and his controversial policies.
Premiere: Rotterdam International Festival
The New Yorker, May 17, 2018:
Best Documentary, Silverlake Film Festival
NY TImes: "deft use of archival footage & interviews...".
Variety: “first rate...superb use of footage"
The Afghan Solution
Feature documentary focuses on the country’s 5 major ethnic groups attempts to share power in a nation that's been in a perpetual state of war since the 1980's.