Private Project

Grounded While Walls Fall

Grounded While Walls Fall profiles practices of resilience and spiritual grounding among organizers, cultural workers, and social movement builders in Greater Philadelphia, USA. Documentary portraits orbit a central question, “What practices keep you grounded in your work for social change?” to explore spirituality, care of self and community, and inner power at the grassroots. Told from the perspective of a post-revolutionary archivist, the film imagines these practices as seeds of profound transformation in a time of societal transition. The film takes a meditative journey through intimate character vignettes, questioning our place in time and the future we'll leave our descendants.

  • Zein Nakhoda
  • Rhetta Morgan
    Key Cast
  • Serena Muthi Reed
    Sound Design
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Social Justice, Spiritual, Documentary, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 6 minutes 21 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 28, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Zein Nakhoda

Zein (he/him) is a filmmaker, organizer, and activist trainer based in Philadelphia, PA, USA. He's made community and social movement media with Scribe Video Center, Media Mobilizing Project, and independently.

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