Guy’s engagement with the media filters through three channels, being his writing, his filmmaking, and through his role as director of the Nahana Foundation which is the giving arm of creative agency Nahana Communications Group.
For almost a decade, Guy directed and produced documentary films that captured his social, cultural and environmental activism, which included collaborating with other filmmakers for various international broadcasters. His work involved film shoots in several African countries, as well as India, Israel and the USA.
In 2010, in celebration of the FIFA World Cup, Guy conceived and directed a 6-part series titled ‘Southern Rhythms: Sacred Music of Southern Africa’, produced as the cultural showcase for channel two of SABC TV, the South African public broadcaster. Preceding Southern Rhythms, Guy created an 18-minute musical art film entitled Universal Face, celebrating the broad Jewish cultural, mystical and musical diversity that he discovered when he visited Israel in his late twenties.
Universal Face went on a road show across the US in 2006. Other films include topics on the Dalai Lama relationship with South Africa, and a documentary called ‘Second Nature, the Biomimicry Evolution’ which he filmed with biologist and author Janine Benyus, which was screened at several international film festivals.
Guy continues to use his filmmaking skills for his own projects and the productions of others.
During his extended global travels in his twenties, Guy began writing through descriptive, handwritten letters home, and then later developed his skills through published articles in mainstream media as the basis for his early activism. He found that through the written word he was somehow able to convey his experiences, thoughts and perspectives, which were well received by readers and cause supporters alike. You can read a selection of his articles below.
Guy’s involvement in this field started off in 1998 when he was assigned by Tibet House to be the Director for the African leg of the World Festival of Sacred Music, millennium initiative of HH the Dalai Lama. The event took place at Kirstenbosch Gardens, on the lower slopes of Table Mountain, Cape Town, in early December of 1999. The Dalai Lama was present to open the ceremony, and it included musicians from across the globe.
Two other sacred music initiatives were captured as films, being Universal Face, filmed and recorded in Israel with a diverse spread of cultures and music styles. This was followed by a 6-part series titled ‘Southern Rhythms: Sacred Music of Southern Africa’, produced as the cultural showcase for channel two of SABC TV, the South African public broadcaster.