Photograph of Wind

This film is currently screening as a part of the retrospective “Lynne Sachs: Between Thought and Expression” at the Museum of the Moving Image. For inquiries, please contact

“Photograph of Wind”

by Lynne Sachs
16mm, b&w and color, 4 min. 2001

My daughter’s name is Maya.  I’ve been told that the word maya means illusion in Hindu philosophy.  As I watch her growing up, spinning like a top around me, I realize that her childhood is not something I can grasp but rather  – like the wind – something I feel tenderly brushing across my cheek.

“Sachs suspends in time a single moment of her daughter.”  Fred Camper, Chicago Reader

San Francisco Film Festival, Onion City Film Festival


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