Geeta's World is a short interactive web documentary project that invites audiences to challenge a global stereotype about women drivers.
This project is a culmination of a 4-day hackathon at the Tribeca Film Institute and Mozilla Storytelling Innovation Lab in NYC - supported by Ford Foundation. Learn more about it here.
Vaishali is the Co-Director/Producer of the documentary feature "Made in India" about the human stories behind the phenomenon of outsourcing surrogate mothers to India, which premiered at the Hot Docs Film Festival and currently airing on PBS and internationally. Since 2013, the film is also a case study at Harvard Business School for their class on ethics. Vaishali is currently in post production for the documentary My Kashmir" about youth and conflict. Some of her other films include "Red Roses" about South Asian women who arrive in the US via marriage and family obligations and the 2005 short "Choose Life?" about personal choice and abortion which won her the best narrative at the New School Annual Film Festival, NY. She freelances as researcher and associate editor at Videoline Productions founded by Peabody winning filmmaker Richard Wormser. In the past she has worked for Point of View, a creative media based women's rights group in Mumbai and was a resident of a sexuality and rights workshop in New York by the South Asian organization CREA (Creating Resources for Empowerment and Action). Vaishali speaks regularly at events and has acted as jury member at film festivals. She is originally from Mumbai and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.
A Product Design graduate from the National Institute of Design, India, Abhimanyu has worked since 2002 in varied industries on a wide range of projects from aeronautical equipment, automobiles and software systems to exhibitions, furniture and consumer products. Abhimanyu set up his design practice, Kiba Design, in 2005 and has since expanded his professional services to include strategic design and innovation consulting, and works in active advisory capacities in various high-level national and international bodies, including the Virtual Museum Transnational Network (a network of excellence, funded by the European FP7), and as an expert advisor on design innovation at the National Innovation Council, Government of India. At NInC, Abhimanyu created a proposal to create new institutions and structures of design education and practice that will contribute to the creation of an innovation ecosystem that addresses India's social, economic, and environmental challenges. This proposal is currently included in the draft 12th Five Year Plan for India.
Gretchen Hildebran is a documentary producer and editor who is focused on the connections between politics, policy and human experience. Gretchen co-produced and edited the internationally screened WORTH SAVING (2004), about a ground-breaking program that trained drug users to save each other's lives, that was presented in HBO's Frame by Frame documentary showcase. In 2005 she produced OUT IN THE HEARTLAND, about the stories of gay parents in Kentucky facing a constitutional amendment banning marriage. Since graduating from Stanford University's documentary program in 2005, Gretchen has worked in Los Angeles and New York as a cinematographer and editor for TV and independent documentary productions, including shooting Ramona Diaz's THE LEARNING (2011). She has edited commercial and non-fiction projects for clients such as the History Channel, PBS and the United Nations Development Programme. Gretchen is currently co-producing DECADE OF FIRE, a feature doc investigating the fires that destroyed the South Bronx throughout the 1970s.
Brian Chirls is a media artist, technologist and founder of Three Eyed Labs, research and development lab based in New York, developing original cross-media content, tools and innovative business models for filmmakers, journalists and musicians. Brian became known as an industry leader in online film promotion and distribution for his work with the cult film Four Eyed Monsters. With the film's directors, Arin Crumley and Susan Buice, Brian pioneered a variety of innovations, making Four Eyed Monsters the first full-length film featured on YouTube; the first film to screen in a virtual world and the first film distributed to theaters based on audience demand. These achievments, among others, have been reported in Wired, Variety, Indiewire, The Wall Street Journal and Businessweek. Brian has since consulted on Internet-based audience outreach on films such as John Sayles's Honeydripper, Nerdcore Rising and Lynn Hershman's Women Art Revolution.
David lives in Ontario, Canada and works on various Open Source projects such as Firefox, Popcorn.js, Butter.js, Popcorn-Maker, and pretty much anything else he can get his hands on.
Earl lives in Toronto, Canada and while not at his web development day job at the CBC, tinkers around with anything related to the always-evolving field of Web Design and Development. His work can be found on his website.
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Vaishali Sinha - Cinematographer, Jayant Parashar - Additional Cinematographer, Kanika Gupta - Additional Camera
"Brittle Rille" Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)
"Thunderhead" Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)
"Bird Meets Dog" Moby, Gratis
"Out The Door" Moby, Gratis
Geeta, Nayantara Janardhan, Sakha Consulting Wings Pvt. Ltd.,
Kamla Bhasin, Ingrid Kopp, Ben Moskowitz, Orlando Bagwell,
Richa Srivastava, Earl Misquitta, Sai Bhardwaj, Virdas Tiwari
Theresa Traore Dahlberg