Films

Shankar’s Fairies

Feature film, 90 mins, 2021

Shankar, a village man with a gift for storytelling, brings up the daughter of a police officer in the city of Lucknow, India 1962.

 

Meraki

Editor, Video series for children, episodes 1.1-1.3, 2020-21

 

Children Playing Gods

Documentary, 61 mins, DVD, 2008 (Hindi with English subtitles)

During the festival of the Ramlila, the streets of the city of Varanasi, India, are transformed into dramatic stages, where the “gods”  descend onto the earth and ‘play’, in the form of children. A group of actors, artists, and teachers worked with children from a  Ramlila neighbourhood to teach theatre, history, and self-identity. They encountered support and prejudice from the community and a child’s world unforgiving in its realities and universal in its imagination and discoveries. This film is about their journey.

 

Anupriya 

Documentary, 30 mins, 2006

Commissioned by University of Michigan’s South Asia Outreach Centre to distribute in Michigan public schools as part of a unit on South Asia.

 

Images of Indian Children

Documentary, 30 mins, 2005

What spaces does the child in India occupy today? This film visually explores indoor and outdoor, formal and informal, educational and play spaces available to the child.