TEAM

Ram Devineni

RAM DEVINENI

Producer & Creator
A filmmaker, publisher and founder of Rattapallax films and magazine based in New York City and New Delhi. He produced, edited and directed the feature documentary, The Karma Killings, which was shot in India and released on Netflix. Recently, he produced The Russian Woodpecker, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award.

Dipti Mehta

DIPTI MEHTA

Co-Writer (Chapter 3)
She is an award winning, actor and writer. She wrote HONOUR: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan, which is an attempt to give voice and a face to brothel dwellers bringing their humanity to encounter that of her audiences, and is now touring internationally, creating awareness about the issues of trafficking and human rights. She best known for her portrayal of Reina in Life! Camera Action, which brought her multiple international awards and nominations. 

Syd Fini

SYD FINI

Artist (Chapter 3)
He started working in Arya comics and directed and wrote Back From The Other Side, Turquoise Guardian and Stars on earth short animation films. He works as a storyboard artist at the Mill New York and Psyop. He recently finished his graphic novel Saah, about a boy who tries to save pigeons in a fictional middle eastern city torn by war. The book will be published soon by Arthur Levine. 

 
Neda Kazemifar

NEDA KAZEMIFAR

Colorist (Chapter 3)
She was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. where she received her BA in film Directing from Tehran Sooreh University. She had group fine art exhibitions in Florida and Los Angeles. She is currently works as a designer and performer at Chinese theater works, which has performed all over the world.

Shubhra Prakash

SHUBHRA PRAKASH

Co-Producer
She is the Co-Founding Artistic Director of Hypokrit Theatre Company in New York city. She also performed in their inaugural production: Romeo & Juliet reimagined with a Bollywood lens. Her short film, Three Dates – a short film, which she wrote, directed and produced, was screened at New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) 13′.

Paromita Vohra

PAROMITA VOHRA

Co-Writer (Chapter 2)
She is an award-winning filmmaker, writer and teacher. Her path-breaking films include Unlimited Girls (on feminism in India), Q2P (on toilets, gender and the city), and others. She has written the internationally released Pakistani film, Khamosh Pani (Silent Waters) and several documentaries. She currently writes two popular newspaper columns one of cultural commentary and one on modern love.

 
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DAN GOLDMAN

Artist (Chapter 1 & 2)
He writes graphic novels and comics for such companies as AMC Television, Time Magazine, Entertainment Weekly and New York Magazine. Dan also serves as Second Screen Experience Architect and Transmedia on AMC Television’s flagship original series Breaking Bad, and other shows. His 2006 web-comic, Shooting War earned it an Eisner Award nomination for Best Digital Comic.

Vikas K. Menon

VIKAS K. MENON

Co-Writer (Chapter 1)
He is a poet, playwright and songwriter. His poems have been featured in In Indivisible: An Anthology of South Asian American Poetry & Harper Collins Book of English Poetry. He is a board member of Kundiman, the first organization of its kind dedicated to supporting Asian-American poetry.

Lina Srivstava

LINA SRIVASTAVA

Impact Strategist
She has taught design and social entrepreneurship at Parsons, The New School of Design, and is on faculty in the Masters of Fine Arts Program in Design and Social Innovation at the School of Visual Arts, where teaches on media, engagement, activism, and innovation.

 
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RUCHIRA GUPTA

Advisor
She is a writer, an Emmy winning journalist, founder of an Indian grassroots sex-trafficking organization, Apne Aap Women Worldwide, and professor at New York University. As an activist on social justice and women’s issues, she has won the Clinton Global Citizen Award.

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MARGARITA KOROL

Co-Producer
She is an artist, writer, and social scientist specializing in human centered experience design. After earning her Master of Fine Arts in Design for Social Innovation at New York City’s School of Visual Arts in 2016, she launched AdaptLab Filmmakers, a neurodiverse social enterprise developed in partnership with the JCC Manhattan Center for Special Needs.

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DAVID ROJAS-LEON

Co-Producer
Born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, he incorporates interdisciplinary research skills for human-centered design, systems thinking, and UI/UX. In 2016 he received his Master in Fine Arts in Design for Social Innovation, at School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City. He is a Lead Experience Designer at the Institute for Global Health at Mount Sinai.

 
 

NAOMI RANZ-SCHLEIFER and SHIKHA BHATNAGAR, Gender-Based Violence Advisor. RENE VERON, Music & Sound. JOAN HILTY, Copy Editor. CATHERINE FLETCHER, Copy Editor. ROHIT PRAKASH, APP Developer. KARINE BENDER, Portuguese Translation. MILA FAHREN, Italian Translation. NATALIA CONTRERAS DE LA LLAVE, Spanish Translation.