Edward Harris

Director, Documentaries
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In West African culture, a 'griot' is a storyteller, historian, and poet. The griot is respected as a repository of oral tradition, and is also often seen as something of a societal leader due to his traditional position as an adviser to royal personages. So it follows that when you have visited a Haitian orphanage after the most devastating earthquake in history... when you have met with both Israeli and Palestinian leaders to discuss their ongoing conflicts... when you have performed African dances for audiences in Hong Kong... your eyes become lenses for telling a story of the world. You are a contemporary griot. Filmmaker Edward J. Harris, II, whose work as a videographer has taken him from the Middle East to the war-torn regions of Sudan, fashions himself a 'documentary griot'; sharing stories of joy, grief, sorrow and triumph through film and video to audiences around the globe.

Harris has produced several documentaries, many in conjunction with Alva Pictures.