Alka Raghuram has an MFA in cinema from San Francisco State University. Her short films, Tired of Dancing, Panchali and The Ant and the Monkey have screened at various festivals. Panchali received the John Gutman award for innovation in cinema and was a regional finalist in the Student Academy Awards (2004). Her thesis film, The Ant and the Monkey, received the Emerging Arts Fund in spring 2006 from The Peninsula Community Foundation, and was nominated for the Princess Grace Award in 2005. Currently she is finishing a documentary about the role of faith in coping with grief and loss after the 2004 tsunami in the Andaman and Nicobar islands, India. The Conqueror will be her first feature. It was invited to participate in the Berlinale Talent Project Market, 2008.
Tribeca All Access® | 2008