The Tent Village is a collaborative film between Nilima and four teenagers 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 film has aired nationally on PBS and been part of special events at universities and colleges.
To the Contrary Women’s Film Festival — National PBS broadcast.
Society for Visual Anthropology Film and Media Festival Rutgers University
Alhambra Theatre film festival
Asian American International Film Festival (NYC).
Roselle Park Film Festival
The Loft Theatre Festival as part of The University of Arizona's Women's Empowerment week.
Wilmington Female Filmmakers Festival
Urbanale Festival (Austria)
Underexposed Film Festival
Alliance For Community Media Hometown Media Awards -- Best Documentary.
To the Contrary Women’s Film Festival -- Best Student Film.
Rainier Independent Film Festival -- Best Student Film.
Women at Noon Speaker Series, University of Vermont
Vermont PBS, re-broadcast.
Youth-story telling screening in collaboration with refugee-stories (story here).
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