3rd i presents an in-person workshop
FREE admission at the door. Proof of vaccination and masks are required.
In this interactive presentation, Alka Raghuram — filmmaker and artist — will share her works and works-in-progress, her creative process during Covid, and how she creates unique points of view that reflect the characters’ and the filmmaker’s worldview. She’ll offer a sneak peek of her new documentary on mental health, Blueprint of Love.
Supported in part by the California Arts Council
Alka Raghuram is an award-winning filmmaker and a multidisciplinary artist. She has made several fiction, experimental, and documentary films. She was awarded the L’Oreal Woman of Worth Filmmaker Award for her script The Conqueror at Tribeca All Access, and Director of The Year at the IDF Forum, Westlake International Documentary Festival for her feature documentary Burqa Boxers about Muslim women boxers in Kolkata, which won the top prize, Grant Open Doors, at the Locarno Film Festival co-production market. Her script Ayna was a finalist at the Sundance Screenwriters Lab. Alka frequently collaborates with other artists to create narrative performances and installations. Some of her collaborations include “Yatra” with Kathak and Flamenco dancers Pandit Chitresh Das and Antonio Hidalgo Paz; “Agni” with choreographer Charlotte Moraga and musician Alam Khan, and a photo, video and art installation Inspired by Burqa Boxers at the Locarno Film Festival. She recently received Creative Work Fund for a multimedia project called “Invoking The River” about the river Yamuna’s mythological significance and its environmental degradation in collaboration with Chitresh Das Institute of dance. Alka is currently developing a sci-fi fantasy series, Krishna 0110.