Directed/Edited by the enigmatic Tiffany Kim Stevens and Written by multi-talented Tanay Chhedha who plays Rohit Raichand, this film explores the Parent-Child relationship during young adulthood when both generations must navigate Self vs Other.
For my role of Shanthi the Indian bride, I paid tribute to my beautiful Aunt Shanthi. Wearing one of the intricately embroidered saris she graciously gave me when she realized she wouldn't wear them again, my audience was my Grandma seated beside the Director studying the monitor as we filmed, so happy that her granddaughter was playing her daughter! Both Aunty Shanthi, Grandma & Aya have all left too soon ... but I feel them with me when I wear my saris. "Shanthi" means Peace in Sanskrit.
Just released by incredible Producer Justin Bell!
For my role as the nurturing Teacher, I channelled my Mother and Brother and the Educators I admired as a child. Look out for Krishna and Vedanten ... two generations apart, in character and on purpose!
What is God's purpose for your life? It is said that we know Who We Really Are before age 7 - then Life causes us to FORGET!
@oxcreates Production Company: Ox Creative
@jbellprods Producer: Justin Bell
@corrygw Director: Corry Wiens
"Broken Telephone" was fun to film with these adorable children!
Trevor Noah was one of our inspiring guests on Spirit Sundae, a live Talk-show that I was blessed to co-host on Sunday mornings. A privilege to welcome dynamic personalities, faith- leaders and community heroes to discourse around a breakfast table to learn and grow together.
This was my meditation for five years, encouraging viewers to recognize that we are more alike than we are different and building bridges across faith, race, culture and class divides. And yes! Trevor was as authentic then, as he is now on The Late Show!
A highlight for my character Gita, this episode made history being the first time an Indian cultural tradition was featured in a television drama - and certainly the first Bhajan to be sung ;) Grateful to Endemol SA for supporting our “cultural activism” sharing our Indian heritage. Much respect to incredible artists Ashish Joshi on Tabla, and Premal Bhana on Sitar. Even if it was only ONE opportunity, it takes just that one spark to light another candle in the dark. The inner battle is universal.. Inner Light will always overcome Darkness!
"There Can Be No Keener Revelation of a Society's Soul than the way it treats its children" ~ Nelson Mandela
There are many visionaries whose untiring work the world does not know as well as the work of Madiba.
Advocate Iyavar Chetty is one of those tireless visionaries protecting children... honored to have such a wise father figure in my activist journey
An Angel of mercy who became a Grandmother to hundreds of young and elderly in her community ... using her pension and her love to keep her doors open ... and orphaned children safe.
This is one of almost 100 documentaries of Visionaries In Action that I had the honor of filming, capturing how democracy is built by unsung heroes of diverse faiths and cultures, uniting to put their spirit into action ;) Like Mama Dorah, they dream of serving until until they die.