Chris Giamo

Freelance Videographer & Journalistic Videographer

Location:Portland, Maine, United States
2 Skills
Chris Giamo
62 Mellen St. Apt. 9 Portland, ME 04101 (574)-807-2167

Professional Experience
Harbor Light Films (July 2011-ongoing), Portland, Maine
-Videographer. Filmed and assisted with various promotional videos in Maine.

Together Liberia Project (June 2011), Monrovia, Liberia.
-Videographer. Trained Liberian journalists in multimedia skills, produced a series of short travel vignettes, and documented the project for a forthcoming promotional film.

SF MOMA (June 2008-February 2009), San Francisco , CA
-Visitor Services. Worked as a gallery attendant for various exhibits.

Sikh Human Rights Group (March 2007-January 2008), London, UK
-Human rights researcher. Conducted fieldwork in London’s Sikh, Afghan, and Kurdish refugee communities for forthcoming book.

University of Notre Dame Research Assistantships (July 2006—2008),
-Anthropology Department, Dr. Cynthia Mahmood
-Documented human rights cases within Sikh communities in Canada and U.K.

Documentary Films
In Shopian- Filmed in Kashmir, India, the film tells the story of a double-****** case amidst the volatile pro-independence uprising in the Kashmir Valley.

Last Final Blue – Filmed in Rajasthan, India, the film presents an aesthetic portrait of the region’s oldest cities, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, and Johdpur.

Together Liberia – Filmed in Liberia, this promotional film documents Syracuse University’s multimedia training project with Liberian students and journalists.

Nasseman – Filmed in Liberia, the film traces the life of Monrovia’s leading reggae artist, Rabbie Nass, who survived the country’s civil wars and rose to the top of the music scene. Forthcoming

Black Days/Blue Star – Filmed in Vancouver, Canada, the film recounts a Sikh refugee’s escape from the Golden Temple when it was attacked by the Indian Army in June, 1984.

Syracuse University (August 2009-May 2011)
S.I Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse, NY
M.A. 2011. Documentary Film & History

University of Notre Dame (August 2002-May 2006)
South Bend, IN
B.A. 2006. Anthropology

TESL/TEFL Certified, Oxford Seminars, Chicago, IL. (February 2007)

Chris Giamo is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he completed a B.A. in anthropology. He has since received an M.A. in Documentary Film and History from Syracuse University. Chris has a background in human rights, South Asian studies, Hindi language, and has conducted extensive fieldwork within Sikh diaspora communities in Canada and England. He recently completed a documentary film which was shot in Kashmir, India during the summer of 2010. The film, In Shopian, covers the case of a double ****** amidst the volatile socio-political upheaval in the capital of Srinagar. During June 2011, Chris was commissioned to document Syracuse University’s “Together Liberia” project, which involved training Liberian journalists and students in multi-media storytelling. While in Monrovia, he also filmed a documentary on Nasseman, the country’s leading reggae artist, who survived the country’s long years of civil wars and rose to the top of the music scene. In addition to human rights documentaries, Chris has made a number of independent music and art films.