A documentary series about underground music in times of change. Featuring films from Burma, Mongolia, Ukraine, Iraq, Kenya, Trinidad, Thailand, Western Sahara, and more. Produced in collaboration with Jacob Russell. Music by Bodikhuu.
A collaboration with Brittany Nugent and Hisham Mayet of Sublime Frequencies. Starring legendary family band Group Doueh. Premiering at Anthology Film Archives, NYC, Sept 2017
Sukuma Goes Electric: Kenya
Sukuma Bin Ongaro and Makanga Jazz Band
From the forthcoming documentary about guitar music in western Kenya (see PHOTOS page for more), this clip of the great Sukuma Bin Ongaro and his Makanga Jazz Band playing at home, powered by car batteries. "In this world / Everyone has his own way of living / Who am I without music?"
Celebrating in Heaven: Iowa
A short film about the Burmese community of Waterloo, Iowa.
Sounds from the Steppe: Mongolia
Raw Music International Mongolia for NBC News
A short documentary about music from Ulaanbaatar to some of the most remote parts of Mongolia. Produced with Jacob Russell, edited with Joe Davneport (thumbnail image Jacob Russell)
Chandiman Long Song
Recorded in Khovd Province, Mongolia with Jacob Russell
Must Eat Ah Food: Trinidad
Make It Hapn - Must Eat Ah Food
Director / Editor
Video shot in downtown Port of Spain, Trinidad with Trini rap legend Make It Hapn. Shot by Chicago artist and musician D Gainz. "Every man by right must eat when dey hungry."
BTS photos by Dominic Koo
The Golden Age Is In Us: Cambodia
Oro preserves music lost and destroyed by the Khmer Rouge. Shot with Brittany Nugent, edited by Joe Davenport.
Golden Era Jam
An impromptu early morning jam by the great Arn Chorn Pond and Seyma Thon, on the banks of the Mekong.
Mountain Music: Burma
Raw Music International: Burma
Raw Music International film for NBC News. Shot and produced with Jacob Russell.
Karen Family Performance
One of the sweetest songs I've ever heard. We met this father-daughter duo in the mountains of Karen state.
Last Day of the Yangon Ferry
A short film for Time, shot and produced with Jacob Russell.
Thumbnail photos: Jacob Russell
Port of Piraeus
Port of Piraeus
At the port of Piraeus in summer 2016, Brazilian puppeteers put on a show for refugees camped out under the highway.