This Way Up

PBS Premiere: Aug. 25, 2009Check the broadcast schedule »

Filmmaker Bio

Georgi LazarevskiGeorgi Lazarevski (Director/Cinematographer), a 1989 graduate of the National Cinema School Louis Lumière in Paris, has worked as freelance photographer, especially involved in humanitarian organizations in Sarajevo, Baghdad and Mali, as well as a cinematographer and second-unit director of photography on several feature films, including the Cannes award-winner Entre les murs.

He directed his first documentary in 2006, Voyage en sol majeur, which won awards in numerous international festivals and was broadcast in many countries. With This Way Up (Le jardin de Jad), produced in association with Arte France, Lazarevski carries on his central theme, revealing distinctive characters in their struggle to escape their conditions. He is a member of ACID (Agence pour la Diffusion du Cinema Independant) and the SIGNATURES photography agency.