KALBELIYA the dance of freedom (2021)
The story of a tribe of nomadic gypsy women who embraced the dance of the serpent to break free from the antiquated systems of casteism, patriarchy, and female infanticide, to take the future of their girls and young women into their own hands, empowering not only themselves but women from all over the world through their craft- a sensual desert dance.
THE LANGUAGE THEY SPOKE (2019)
A great deal of contemporary society has a very unhealthy relationship with silence. People fear silence more than anything else, often rushing to fill the space with meaningless entities so that they are no longer uncomfortable.
Eastern traditions of Tao, Tantra and Zen Buddhism highly revere mauna, or silence, as the Language of Gods, the living force leading to the peaceful unmoving state of self. This poetic film invites you to find repose in this instrument of discomfort.
Dec 2020 Los Angeles Asian Film Festival Los Angeles, CA, USA
Aug 2020 Silent River Film Festival Orange County, CA, USA
Mar 2020 Rishikesh Int'l Film Festival Tapovan India
Jan 2020 Topanga Film Institute Topanga, CA, USA
Dec 2019 Ojai Short Film Festival Ojai, USA
Nov 2019 SPIRIT Film Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel
Nov 2019 L’Age d’Or International Arthouse Film Festival Kolkata, India
Nov 2019 Global Taj Int'l Film Festival Agra, India