An artist paints a caricature of South African president Jacob Zuma that provokes a lawsuit, death threats and a massive street protest. Around this incident, the film explores a constellation of stories about art, music, identity, race and freedom of expression in South Africa, twenty years into democracy.
A feature documentary with the South African artists Brett Murray, BLK JKS, The Smarteez, Zanele Muholi, The Brother Moves On, Gazelle, Fokofpolisiekar and Yolanda Fyrus.
Brooklyn-born John Forté was a Grammy-nominated musician in The Fugees at 21 and a federal prison inmate at 26. When his prison sentence was remarkably commuted in 2008, Forté was given a second chance to share his talents with the world. Chronicling his concert tour across Russia, this inspirational documentary takes us on Forté’s personal journey—one that’s as much about having his voice heard as having his music heard.
The Russian Winter premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2012 and has screened at Moscow International Film Festival, IDFA and Gothenburg International Film Festival.
Chocolate Fountain A Creative Symposium in the Swiss Alps
I was invited to document and participate in this creative symposium in the alps of Lenzerheide, with musicians, artists and designers like Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), Inoue Brothers, Adrien Sauvage, Nancy Whang (LCD Soundsystem), Gazelle, Arc’teryx Aeilance and Findlay Brown.
We spent a week in northern Wisconsin learning how to track wolves. Traditionally used for hunting, today the modern science of animal tracking is widely practiced in the fields of wildlife biology, conservation and wildlife management.
The wolf population in Wisconsin has grown exponentially. In 2012, the federal government removed the Grey Wolf from their endangered species list opening the door for the state to legalize wolf hunting.
Opendox is a series of short documentaries about art, design and nature.
‘Questions for My Father’ is a document of the inquiries, doubts and reservations of a generation of men who came of age in the late 20th century. The art film by Karl Haendel and Petter Ringbom has been shown at Harris Lieberman Gallery, Susane Vielmetter Projects, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art and Wexner Center for the Arts. It was selected to the Art Video program at Miami Art Basel in 2012. More info»
Shot by Shane Sigler and produced by Adriane Giebel.
‘May Fly’ is a short film featuring Gustaf Skarsgård with music by Tobias Fröberg and Ane Brun. The film explores the relationship between two strangers who meet under curious circumstances. May Fly premiered at Stockholm International Film Festival and screened at festivals around the world.