The Butcher of Lyon wins an Academy Award

The bodyguard for The Butcher of Lyon and all of us get a first lesson in beginning to take responsibility for what we do in life.

“Trust In Allah But Tie Your Camel.” Sufi saying

How documentary films became a graduate-level university of teaching through the years -- with the help of the Film Gods of course.

First Films

My first film brings me close to magic. And almost twenty years later I get a call from the Magician.

The Rip Open Ritual

The sacred routein of going to the lab to pick up my processed film and seeing those first amazing images appear on those tiny frames.

Lessons, Thoughts, and Memories from a Veteran Filmmaker

Like most people, I never started out thinking I would become a filmmaker.

Borneo: Beyond the Grave

A film in a distant land brings unexpected solace after the recent death of my father.

In The Flip Of A Coin

A simple trick for making a decision between two difficult choices.

All Dressed Up And No Place To Go

I join the annual gathering of stars at the Academy Awards one year and want to slink away and hide.