My Architect: A Son's Journey

A FILM BY Nathaniel Kahn

The most insightful and informative non fiction film that I have seen.
Brilliant! A wonder of a movie.
-Herbert Muschamp, NEW YORK TIMES


In My Architect, the filmmaker reveals the haunting beauty of his father's monumental creations and takes us deep within his own divided family, uncovering a world of prejudice, intrigue and the myths that haunt parents and children. In a documentary with the emotional impact of a dramatic feature film (including an original orchestral score), Nathaniel's personal journey becomes a universal investigation of identity, a celebration of art and ultimately, of life itself.

Original Languages: English
Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 116 min.
Year: 2003


Nathaniel Kahn


The Capital Complex at Dhaka, Bangladesh with small boy; Architect: Louis I. Kahn; Image from film.
Filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn at the Capital Complex in Dhaka, Bangladesh; Image from film.
Louis I. Kahn
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California; Architect: Louis I. Khan; Image from film.
The Phillips Exeter Academy Library in Exeter, New Hampshire; Architect: Louis I. Khan; Image from film.