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Liam Dalzell

Liam Dalzell

Documentary Film and Video

About

Before his involvement in documentary production, Liam studied philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin and New York University. He worked in academic publishing for several years, editing books in philosophy, religion, and classics. He was born in Medak, India, emigrated to Ireland in 1985, and then to the US in 1995.

 

Punjabi Cab

digital video

JUNE, 2004
VIDEO DURATION: 19:58 MIN.
Since 9/11, turban-wearing Sikhs in America have endured harassment and violence because they have been mistaken for our stereotype of a terrorist. Punjabi Cab looks at the lives of Bay Area Sikh taxi drivers working under this threat. We learn how their experience of abuse is tempered by faith, compassion, and pride in their culture.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Ann Arbor Film Festival, 2005
NextFrame, UFVA's Touring Festival of International Student Film & Video, 2005
 

When You're Dead

16mm color film

JUNE, 2003
VIDEO DURATION: 6:40 MIN.

A short study of the way we choose to dispose of our bodies when we die and of what the choice reveals about the way we are remembered.

 

Watershed

digital video

Co-directed by Andy Schocken
MARCH, 2003
VIDEO DURATION: 11:20 MIN.
On the Klamath River, it's not only the fish that are endangered. Amidst another round of the western water wars, Watershed looks at the ways of life along the river that are being threatened with extinction.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

American Indian Film Festival, 2003
Olympia Film Festival, 2003
Cantor Arts Center, 2003
Ashland Independent Film Festival
1 Reel Film Festival
Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festival
San Francisco Ocean Film Festival
 

Keeping a Silence

16mm black and white film

DECEMBER, 2002
VIDEO DURATION: 4:14 MIN.
Keeping a Silence examines how solitude and a sense of community interact in the life of Fr. Daniel, a Benedictine monk in the Immaculate Heart Hermitage near Big Sur, California.