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MORE SCREENINGS

You can watch A Thousand and One Berber Nights on May 24th in Dubai at Cinema Akil and on May 26rh in New York City at Harlem International Film Festival, Maysles Documentary Center

NYC screening tickets: https://shorturl.at/c2T6O

Dubai Screening tickets: https://shorturl.at/laSCm

MAY 2024

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AMMA'S PRIDE

Akila Kannadasan spotlights our film, AMMA's PRIDE, and its world premiere at the Krakow Film Festival in The Hindu, an Indian English-language daily newspaper. "This is not your average love story. Of course, it starts with two people falling in love.  But what makes it extraordinary is the love of Srija's mother, Valli."

Learn more: https://shorturl.at/ywYqz

MAY 2024

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OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES

2024 Asian American Documentary Network Microdocs series - Our Stories, Our Voices, centers around how individuals and communities advocate to have their voices heard in the 2024 elections. I made a bite-sized documentary, "Desi Mom" (2 mins) that's both funny and impactful. It features the one and only Lakshmi Iyer. 

Learn more: https://shorturl.at/FJT01

MAY 2024

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Apolitical mom finds her voice: Lakshmi urges South Asians to shape their children’s and local future.

 

Desi Mom is part of 2024 Asian American Documentary Network Microdocs series - Our Stories, Our Voices, centers around how individuals and communities advocate to have their voices heard in the 2024 elections.

Learn more: https://shorturl.at/ouwH7

MAY 2024

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WORLD PREMIERE

AMMA's PRIDE chronicles Valli's trials and tribulations as she watches her trans daughter Srija, fall in love, marry, and fight for state recognition of her marriage in a traditional small town in South India. When societal pressures push Srija’s marriage to the edge, Valli clings to the hope of a miracle.

Link: https://www.krakowfilmfestival.pl/en/film/4349-ammas-pride/?64

MAY 2024

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WORLD PREMIERE

"A Thousand and One Berber Nights" a feature documentary that was filmed and edited by Chithra Jeyaram will premiere at the 31st NY African Film Festival on May 17 at Maysles Cinema.

Hearty Congratulations to the film team.

54 minutes | United States | 2023

Link: https://shorturl.at/oHNS3

MAY 2024

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VdR Rough Cut LAB

Our Daughters team is very grateful and excited to be a part of the 2023 Visions Du Reel Rough Cut Lab. VdR–Industry is a competitive and prestigious forum dedicated to helping filmmakers realize their creative projects. 

Link: https://bit.ly/3Gqt7r8

April 2023

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CHICKEN & EGG LAB

Chithra Jeyaram was announced as a grantee of our prestigious 2022 (Egg) celerator Lab. Chithra will receive a $40,000 grant, to be put towards the production of her film Our Daughters, and a year-long mentorship program designed to take her to the next stage of her career.

Link: https://bit.ly/394y3UU

April 2022

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NYC WOMEN'S FUND

Chithra Jeyaram received the 2022 NYC WOMEN"S FUND for Media, Music, and Theatre for the project Our Daughters engagement and dedication to community building, and strong potential to make a meaningful contribution to an evolving and expanding documentary field.

Link: https://on.nyc.gov/3Kd489W

March 2022

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BGDM ARTIST GRANT

Chithra Jeyaram is a 2021 BGDM Sustainable Artist Grantee. These unrestricted grants support BGDM members whose filmmaking talents dovetail with their clarity of purpose as an artist, engagement and dedication to community building, and strong potential to make a meaningful contribution to an evolving and expanding documentary field.

Link: https://bit.ly/2PE6DvR

March 2021

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FOREIGN PUZZLE

Thrilled that our feature documentary Foreign Puzzle won the “Best Documentary Feature” award at the Fayetteville Film Fest. A big thank you to the festival for a great virtual screening and this beautiful recognition.

Link: https://bit.ly/3dMHIPS

Nov 2020

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ONLY IN NEWYORK

Thrilled that our feature documentary Our Daughters is part of the DOC NYC film festival's "Only In New York" work-in-progress lineup. DOC NYC Is America's largest documentary film festival.

Link: https://bit.ly/3d1UGam

Oct 2020

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SYMBOLIC JUSTICE

Chithra Jeyaram edited the CBSN Originals documentary, "Speaking Frankly | Symbolic Justice with producer Leila Abu-saada and the CBSN Originals team.

Watch: https://bit.ly/3lgHrpf

Sept 2020

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IFP PROJECT FORUM

In a year like no other, we feel lucky that Our Daughters will participate in IFP week's "Spotlight on Documentaries" alongside fabulous projects with creators we admire and respect.
Congratulations everyone.

Link: https://bit.ly/3iY66yf

Jul 2020

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JOINED FILM FATALES

Chithra Jeyaram became a member of Film Fatales, a nonprofit which advocates for parity in the film industry and supports an inclusive community of hundreds of women and non-binary feature film and television directors nationwide. 

Link: https://bit.ly/3eqyIhi

Jun 2020

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IFP DOCUMENTARY LAB 

Our Daughters is one of the 10 projects selected for their creative vision and outstanding promise. The lab is an year-long intensive and will provide invaluable access to the industry and thought leaders and help us make the best film we can.

Link: https://bit.ly/3107muA

May 2020

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SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST
MEET MARKET

 

Our feature-length documentary, Our Daughters is one of the 48 projects, chosen from over 500 applications, to pitch to international industry representatives at the 15th edition of the MeetMarket. 

Link: https://bit.ly/2RKGut4

Apr 2020

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MENTAL HEALTH PANELIST

NYWIFT and The D-Word hosted a panel discussion moderated by Doug Block (The D-Word), panelists include Rebecca Day (Producer/ Psychotherapist), Kelsey Koenig  (Impact Partner Films), Heidi Reinberg (Documentary filmmaker) and Chithra Jeyaram (Documentary filmmaker).

Link:   https://bit.ly/3dlP6OO

Mar 2020

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NYSCA GRANT

Received the New York State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Grant for the feature documentary Our Daughters.

Jan 2020

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EDITING PANELIST

Chithra Jeyaram was a panelist for a workshop on 'How to create a perfect work sample? The event was co-presented by Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship, Women Make Movies and NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute with  Robin Hessman, Leigh Johnson and Rabab Haj Yahya. 

Dec 2019

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JEROME GRANT

Received the prestigious Jerome Media Grant for the feature documentary Our Daughters

Link:  https://bit.ly/30ZfECZ

Dec 2019

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CAAM GRANT

Received the Center for Asian American Media Grant for the feature documentary Our Daughters.

Link: https://bit.ly/3fL0DsI

Mar 2019

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MADE IN NY FELLOW

Received the Made in NY Fellowship for the transmedia project 1001 Breast Cancer Nights. Link: https://on.nyc.gov/2YXpSky

Dec 2018

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