Pratibha Parmar

Berkeley, California, United States
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<style>@font-face { font-family: "Times"; }@font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }a:link, span.MsoHyperlink { color: blue; text-decoration: underline; }a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed { color: purple; text-decoration: underline; }p { margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 10pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; }</style> <p style="margin: 0.1pt 0cm;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria;">Writer, Director &amp; Producer</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0.1pt 0cm;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria;">&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin: 0.1pt 0cm;"> <style>@font-face { font-family: "Times"; }@font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }p { margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 10pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; }</style> </p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria;">I 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. <br></span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria;"><br></span></p> <p style="margin: 0.1pt 0cm; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria;">---Filmmaker 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. <br></span></p> <p style="margin: 0.1pt 0cm; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0.1pt 0cm; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria;">Pratibha’s credits include <em><span style="font-family: Cambria;"><a href="http://aplaceofrage.com/" title="" target="">A Place of Rage</a></span></em>, 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 <em><span style="font-family: Cambria;">Warrior Marks</span></em>, 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<em><span style="font-family: Cambria;"> Warrior Marks – Female Genital Mutilation</span></em> and the <em><span style="font-family: Cambria;">Sexual Blinding of Women</span></em>, which documented the making of the film (Jonathan Cape UK, Harcourt Brace US).</span></p> <p style="margin: 0.1pt 0cm; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0.1pt 0cm; text-align: justify;"><em><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria;"><a href="http://www.ninasheavenlydelights.com/">Nina’s Heavenly Delights,</a></span></em><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria;"> Pratibha’s multi-award winning narrative feature film debut starring Shelley Conn &amp; Laura Fraser was released theatrically in the UK and US in 2006|7 and nominated for a GLAAD Award.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0.1pt 0cm; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria;"><br></span></p><p style="margin: 0.1pt 0cm; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria;">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.</span></p><p style="margin: 0.1pt 0cm; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria;"><br></span></p><p style="margin: 0.1pt 0cm; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Cambria;">You can check out all my films at <a href="http://www.kalifilms.com" title="" target="">www.kalifilms.com</a></span></p>

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