LET’S TALK is a conversation series featuring award-winning South Asian women and non-binary documentary filmmakers who get together for an intimate chat about their films. This is the behind the scenes dive into the minds of filmmakers who are committed ethical and artful documenting of lives. If you want us to organize any specific conversations, or hear from specific, filmmakers please write to us at email@example.com
Ep 5: Impact Screenings
Kavery Kaul & Miriam Chandy Meenacherry
On our latest episode of Let’s Talk, Miriam Chandy Menacherry, Director/Producer/Writer of From the Shadows and Kavery Kaul, Director/Producer/Writer of The Bengali discuss how films can be used as a tool to create an impact on our audiences and the importance of taking back our films to the communities who are featured in our films.
Ep 4: Creating Content for Children
Samina Mishra & Priya Giri Desai
On our latest episode of Let’s Talk, Filmmaker/Author/Teacher, Samina Mishra talks to Director/Producer Priya Giri Desai about representation, inclusivity and nuanced storytelling in kids’ content.
Ep 3: Filming Personal Stories
Shabnam Sukhdev & Bani Singh
Ep 2: Experimental Films
Sonali Gulati & Divya Sachar
Sonali Gulati is an independent filmmaker, a feminist, a queer rights activist, and an educator. She teaches film at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts in the department of Photography & Film. Sonali grew up in New Delhi and has made several films that have screened at over five hundred film festivals worldwide.
Divya Sachar is a New Delhi based filmmaker, writer & photographer. Her first film, “A Short Film About …” is a documentary on unhealthy body images, and her second film, “Searcher”, is an imaginative search into the origins of her schizophrenia. She also writes films & teaches ungrad students.
Ep 1: Environmental Filmmaking
Mridu Chandra & Priya Thuvassery
Mridu has worked extensively as an archival producer on various films. When she was approached by Director, Liz Garbus, she couldn’t wait to dive into the trove of Jacques Cousteau’s videos and photographs of underwater exploration. For Priya, the story almost walked up to her. Uma Mani, the protagonist of Coral Woman called Priya’s office and approached her with an idea to make a documentary on corals in India.
In this engaging conversation, learn more about Mridu and Priya’s latest projects that deal with climate change and the strong environmental voices in their films.