Director: Brian Zahm
Guyana, 2010, 4 min
Crew:Cinematographer: Brian Zahm - Editor: Brian Zahm - Composer: Jacoti Sommes
Georgetown, Guyana, a city built below sea level, is protected from the mighty Atlantic Ocean by a concrete barrier the locals call, the 'Sea Wall.' It is not only a wall, but also a landmark where the city's people gather to celebrate life. For five days, right before sunset, the award-winning filmmaker Brian Zahm filmed life along this wall to create a tribute to the people of Guyana. The play of sight and sound in this dynamic cinematic environment is one you will not forget.
About the director
Brian Zahm is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist whose work has been exhibited worldwide at film festivals, screening series, clubs, art galleries and on TV. Riding the analog-to-digital wave for twenty-five years, he works in narrative, documentary and experimental filmmaking, performs and produces electronic music, indulges in photography and graphic design, and enjoys writing "fast-food" fiction. Having spent much of his career working in the commercial film and media industry, over the past several years his reputation has grown as a prolific outsider artist due to bold and diverse stylistic explorations with such films as "Le Nu," "Auraprint," "Wiggah," "Milquetoast," and "Tea Party." No matter what artistic direction, he strives to create a timeless, unforgettable experience through his work, this aim cemented with the documentary feature "Headspace: The Sound of Life," for which he was the writer, cinematographer and editor-the film called "visionary" by The New York Times. He currently teaches Film Production at DePaul University School of Cinematic Arts in Chicago.