Category: Video Pieces


A tour of sacred sites around the world where communities have woven the cycles of life and death into the body of the land.

All images © Joshua Halpern 1997-2012
Music: “Feeling Good” by Nina Simone

Sacred places include: Varanasi, Manikarnika, Jodhpur, Jageshwar, Sagada, Kabayan, Chitina, Ka Lae, Papakolea, Esalen, Alcatraz, Petra, Giza, Karnak, Denali, Yosemite, Mesa Verde, Pai, and Princeton.

Friends from the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness Department at CIIS peacefully shut down a Wells Fargo during the Occupy Oakland General Strike November 2, 2011.

images, words, and editing: Joshua Halpern
music: “Hatari” by tUnE yArDs

A biodynamic, permacultural, and delicious learning experience!  Tracking a new garden from conception through four seasons. Features cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, peppers, lettuces, corn, herbs, natives, and pollinator-attracting flowers, companion planting, bamboo raised beds, a yoga circle and a medicinal herb spiral.

Older Videos

Videos from the ’90s

Films from 2001

The first film (16mm) I made about my father’s death, ten months later in November 2001, recreating the first ten minutes after he died.

Other Silent, 16mm, Black and White NYU Films

Videos from 2002

Still not being able to tell my story of loss, Spring 2002. First of three live studio projects I shot at NYU. A few days before I got a kidney stone.

Other Videos Recorded Live at the NYU Studio, 2002