Based in the US and India, Anuradha Rana is an independent filmmaker who has produced and directed award-winning films internationally. Her films focus on themes of identity, representation, and varied perspectives in a global environment. She is currently in production on LANGUAGE OF OPPORTUNITY (working title), a feature-length documentary about how language informs personal and cultural identity. The film was developed through the Diverse Voices in Docs Fellowship at Kartemquin Films and was selected for the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) Fellowship. She is in post-production on WAITING FOR WINTER (wt), a portrait of four women mushers in the Upper-Midwest. Her short documentary, COUNTER//BALANCE, played at over 50 festivals around the world and she is producing BREWER, a short poetic documentary that highlights women in brewing and normalizes their presence in a male-dominated space. The film was one of five projects selected to pitch at Tribeca If/Then shorts.
Anuradha is the program coordinator for the Diverse Voices in Doc Fellowship organized by Kartemquin Films (HOOP DREAMS, MINDING THE GAP). She was named one of Chicago Film’s 50 Screen Gems of 2019 by Newcity Magazine. She is an Associate Professor at the School of Cinematic Arts at DePaul University.
TFI Network | 2020