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UMA MAGAL

Producer, Director, Editor, Researcher
Uma is the owner of Fenugreek Productions, a boutique studio for media and film work & training. She has a B.A. from Lady Shriram College, Delhi, an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Hyderabad and an M.A. in Communication from the Mass Communication Research Centre, J. M. I., Delhi.
During her years in the US she earned an M.F.A in film production from Temple University, produced a PBS weekly series, "News 6", with 6th grade schoolchildren, taught film and media at San Francisco State and Temple Universities and served on the boards of Asian Arts Initiative and Independent Film and Video Association in Philadelphia. She worked with the Scribe Video Centre to teach media literacy and the use of video as an empowering tool, particularly for disenfranchised communities.
On returning to India she served as independent faculty in film aesthetics, documentary production and Indian Cinema at COMMITS - Bengaluru, The University of Hyderabad and Annapurna Film School. She co-produced and co-directed a feature documentary on theatre “The Players” which was subsequently acquired by NDTV, see here. She has worked in diverse capacities in theatre, as lead actor as well as in production and writing, in Delhi, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. 
She served as the secretary of the international Asian Film Society that publishes the journal “Asian Cinema,” see articles here. She has presented in diverse conferences and published on film and theater for academic journals, magazines and newspapers including the Hindu, Tehelka and The Hans India. Her book, (co-authored), “Rasayana for Childcare: Joy of Herbs and Healing” on using medicinal plants from the home and garden was published by Partridge Press see here.

MAHNOOR YAR KHAN

Co-Producer, Researcher
Mahnoor is a filmmaker and drama therapist. She has a degree in psychology and sociology from Osmania University in Hyderabad. Mahnoor started her career as a filmmaker in Toronto, Canada in 1983. She was assistant editor on “Ordure,” a student film that won the jury prize at the Canadian Student Film Festival. In the same year she worked on the film “Bread” as Production Manager, which won the Blue Ribbon Award at the 26th American Film Festival 1984. Since then she has worked on a number of social service films in India in the capacity of director. In 1991 she co-directed the film "Farewell to Sri Lanka" which was selected for screening the following year at the Mumbai International Film Festival. 
In 2016 she curated a multi-media show on Palestine that included 50 artworks produced by young artists from Gaza. The show travelled to five cities and was held at multiple venues.

TEAM

 

ADITI MENDOZA

Website Design & Strategy

Aditi is thrilled to have been called upon to design the website hosting this poignant film made in a city she used to call home, by people she holds dear. 
 

SUDARSHAN VIG

Website Technical Lead

Sudarshan is a Hyderabad based photographer-cinematographer who is also an avid art evangelist. You can find some of his work at www.pseudography.com

ANIMATION ARTISTS

B.V. SURESH

B.V.Suresh is a celebrated internationally renowned artist with a number of prestigious awards to his credit. 1988 saw his first Solo show in Mumbai, followed by many more solo and group shows in India, USA, South Africa and Kazakhstan including the installation “Cane of Wrath” at the Kochi Muziris Biennale 2018. Suresh is presently teaching at the Fine Arts Department, S.N.School of Arts & Communication, University of Hyderabad. His contact details are
email: xsuresh.bv@gmail.com
mobile: 9327920456

PREETHA KANNAN

Additional: Poster Design Artist
www.preethakannan.com

NEHA VADDADI

Neha Vaddadi is a Hyderabad based illustrator and graphic designer who collaborates with filmmakers, podcasters, social scientists and educators, apart from also drawing for herself. Her favorite themes include urban life, the people that make cities what they are, nature, the cosmos and our place in it. You can follow her work on Instagram at @nehavaddadi.

SIVA PAVAN

Siva Pavan has a degree in Computer Science & Diploma in Animation & VFX from MUV Institute of Digital Arts. He has worked with MAAC & Frameboxx as a Technical Head for various regions across India, and has handled various commercial 3D and Gaming Projects. He has worked on the National Award-winning film Anji.

GAURI NORI

Gauri has an MA from Univesity of York, UK and is a PhD scholar at the Department of Film Studies, EFLU, Hyderabad, where she is researching the nature of experimental films. She has taught Film and Media studies at Annapurna International School of Film and Media. Her research interests include adaptation studies, aesthetics of film and experimental art.

SOCIAL MEDIA TEAM

ARNAZ BISNEY

Arnaz Bisney is Bombay born, but a true Hyderabadi at heart. A history & heritage buff, she can handle anything from social media accounts to financial accounts.

RAJAA FARHAAN

Rajaa Farhaan is the assistant manager at Lamakaan, an open cultural space. She set up “Booktube” a youtube channel where she talks about books she has read. She is an avid photographer.

VEDA MUPPAVARAPU

Veda Muppavarapu is a Monitoring and Evaluation expert with a background in International Development. A compulsive optimist, she is based in Dublin but will always call Hyderabad home.

RAMSHA FARHAAN

Ramsha Farhaan is a Hyderabad-based aspiring historian. She feels strongly about preserving the landscape that she grew up with. Her other interests include singing, reading, writing, and cooking.

NAVANITA LAHIRI

Navanita Lahiri’s heart is Hyderabadi where she has lived for the last 21 years. A PhD degree in Culture Studies  she  is an English Literature teacher by profession. Theatre, music, reading and cooking get her really excited.

JONATHAN DAVID

Jonathan David is pursuing his bachelor’s in multimedia and animation from Loyola Academy, Alwal. He has worked with multiple companies as a graphic designer and social media marketer. A budding musician he performs with his band - This Vision.

TAIMUR KHAN

Taimur Khan has worked in Human Resources operations for over 32 years in India and UAE. He is a hobbyist photographer. The environment and its protection are close to his heart. 

AKSHAYINI LEELA-PRASAD

Akshayini Leela-Prasad is currently a high school student studying in North Carolina USA