Discovering Chris Marker at 18 years old, I started making essay films exploring memory and globalization. With a couple of friends freshly arrived in Paris as well, we created a film non-profit ETCaetera Production that became the platform for a decade of short projects and cinema exploration.
After a Master’s degree at the Doc School of Lussas in France, my documentary film work explores themes of transformation, exile, immigration or life in the margins, from the underserved roma communities in France to the immigrants experiences on Angel Island in the early twentieth century. I am currently working on a project about addiction, recovery and homelessness in the Tenderloin, in San Francisco. My first feature documentary L’Aire has been screened in festivals in France and abroad.
I also work as a documentary film editor and I have worked on projects that range from web videos of Afghan refugees to stories of the occupation of the Alcatraz Island by the Indians of All Tribes. I am also a film and media instructor with a love for education, for sharing knowledge and tools for self discovery and self determination.