Shalini Kantayya’s work as a filmmaker explores human rights at the intersection of water, food, and energy. She has received recognition from the Sundance Documentary Program, IFP Spotlight on Documentary, New York Women in Film and Television, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Jerome Hill Centennial. She is a Sundance Fellow, TED Fellow, and a finalist for the ABC | DGA Directing Fellowship.

 

Catching the Sun

An unemployed American worker, a Tea Party activist, and a Chinese solar entrepreneur race to lead the clean energy future.  But who wins and who loses the battle for power in the 21st century?  www.catchingthesun.tv

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A Drop of Life

Set in the near future, A DROP OF LIFE is the story of two women, a village teacher in rural India and an African American corporate executive, whose disparate lives intersect when they are both confronted with lack of access to clean drinking water.

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Doctor in Law

Fed up with his father-in-law’s constant verbal abuse, a son-in-law finds the perfect opportunity for comedic revenge in a doctor’s office.

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Stronger Than Fate

Stronger Than Fate is a half-hour documentary that follows four people whose lives are transformed by a random accident, and their struggles to overcome unimaginable physical obstacles. Through intimate personal stories and stunning treatments of visual memories, Stronger Than Fate explores universal themes —randomness and fate, faith and cynicism, and hope against all odds.

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Bloom

In a crumbling city, a mysterious box of chalk helps Vita bring a little hope to bloom.

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Laughing Out Loud

A gay Indian stand-up comedian gains the courage to follow his dream.

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