The Tent Village is a collaborative film between Nilima and four teenagers she worked with in India. After learning basic filmmaking, the students decided to film at roadside hovels where garbage workers and hair-collectors live. Their unique access and perspectives are revealed in the film. See trailer below.
The Tent Village aired nationally on PBS as part of the To the Contrary Festival about women and girls. It has also screened at the Alhambra Theatre Festival, the Society for Visual Anthropology (SVA) Film and Media Festival, Vermont International Film Festival, the Austin Asian American Film Festival, and others.