was born in New York City and studied Physics and Literature at Columbia University. He began making independent films in the mid sixties and apprenticed with John Huston, Alain Resnais, John Cassavetes, Milos Forman and others. After writing and directing the feature length drama, Nanook Taxi, for PBS in 1978, he moved to Baffin Island to work in film and video with the Inuit people. He now lives in Ottawa, Ontario, and and is on the Board of Directors of the SAW Video Centre for the Media Arts. He is a life-long student of Indian music.