Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Phie Ambo and Maia Saabye Christensen research on a documentary film in India

Starting her work within documentary filmmaking in the Asian based Drokpa Movies in year 2000,Maia Saabye Christensen has directed and produced documentaries for the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Danida, Save the Children, Unicef and other international and national aid-organisations. Starting out as a field-documentary filmmaker, Maia has complemented her hands-on origination with a tailor made study of master classes at the Short- and Documentary Film School by the Danish Film Studios. Holding a diploma degree within communication from Copenhagen Business School, Maias interest lies in the sociological and philosophical aspects of life and she holds an anthropological kind of know-how on the grounds of mind-sciences through 25 years of study of tibetan buddhist philosophy and associated sciences of brain behavioral research on the effects of meditation and mindfulness.

Currently Maia is working as foreign shoot assistant for Phie Ambo on Free the Mind, a film about the work of world leading brain scientist Richard Davidson and his research on the effects of meditation, and they is simultaneously researching on another film project set in India, together with execute producer Henrik Keith Hansen.

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