FILM

THE FIGHT FOR $15

Sabrina Jonson commutes to work. My short video on low-paid workers’ Fight for $15 campaign. Filmed and edited in Boston in 2015 for The Guardian. You can read more about this video here. 

 

ONE WTC


The Guardian’s Ed Pilkington offers his perspective on the 2015 opening of One World Trade Center in New York City. Filmed and edited for The Guardian.

 

THE BEST SANDWICH IN TOWN

Katz’s is a New York City institution serving customers for over 100 years.

 

THINK DIFFERENTLY


Trasgender candidate Bharathi Kannamma who ran in the 2014 Indian election asks the electorate to “think differently” when choosing who to vote for. Filmed in Madurai, India 2014. Think Differently was featured as part of The Guardian’s 2014 Indian election coverage.  You can read more about this short film here.

 

SALOON

A glimpse inside the world of the Indian barbers-shop where customers expect more than a just a haircut. Filmed in New Delhi, India 2011

Saloon was part of the official selection for the London Short Film Festival 2012, the Atlanta Film Festival 2012 and the Florida Film Festival 2012. Saloon was also shortlisted for the 2011 Virgin Media Shorts Competition. Actor John Hurt, on the judging panel commented,

“Image on screen gives all the information, great medium and choice of image and music. A natural filmmaker”

You can read more about the making of Saloon here and here.

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IN KONY’S SHADOW: DEO KOMAKECH

Twenty-years of conflict between the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) and the Ugandan government left tremendous scars on the lives of ordinary people living northern Uganda. This video follows Deo Komakech as he records testimony among a community whose wartime experience has been largely ignored. Deo is a researcher with the Refugee Law Project (RLP), a human-rights group who document crimes of the past as part of a wider effort to build peace in post-conflict Uganda.

This was one of two films I photographed, directed and edited in 2013 for international NGO Christian Aid as part of their wider multimedia project on the legacy of the conflict between the LRA and government of Uganda. You can read more about the making of this film here.A version of this film was published on the Guardian website here. 

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EXAMINING PAKISTAN’S ELECTION

 (Tom Pietrasik)

Click on the photograph to view my interview with reporter Declan Walsh for the New York Times in 2013.