- Location: Berkeley, California, United States
- Gender: Female
Writer, Director & Producer
am committed to making films that contribute to social change, films that
inform and entertain and films that bring people and stories from the shadows
into the light. I have had first hand experience of seeing how my films have
impacted people’s lives in significant ways and this is why I continue to make
the films I make. Here is my official biog.
Pratibha Parmar has an exemplary track record for her passionate commitment to
making films with integrity and illuminating untold stories with visual flair
and imagination. Her award-winning work has been widely exhibited at
international film festivals and broadcast globally.
Pratibha’s credits include A Place of Rage, a documentary film on African-American women and the civil rights movement featuring Angela Davis and June Jordan. The film received international critical acclaim and was named Best Historical Documentary at the National Black Programming Consortium in the U.S. In 1993 Pratibha released her most challenging film Warrior Marks, which documented female genital mutilation at a time when the subject was taboo globally. This award-winning documentary was made in collaboration with the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Alice Walker. Parmar and Walker collaborated on the book Warrior Marks – Female Genital Mutilation and the Sexual Blinding of Women, which documented the making of the film (Jonathan Cape UK, Harcourt Brace US).
Nina’s Heavenly Delights, Pratibha’s multi-award winning narrative feature film debut starring Shelley Conn & Laura Fraser was released theatrically in the UK and US in 2006|7 and nominated for a GLAAD Award.
Author and editor of several books, Pratibha was awarded The Visionary Award for her body of work from the One in Ten Film Festival in October 2007 and is a past winner of the Frameline Film Festival Life Time Achievement Award.
You can check out all my films at www.kalifilms.com