Born and raised in New Delhi, Nandini Sikand is an independent filmmaker and freelance televison producer based in New York City. Her films include THE BHANGRA WRAP (1995, distributed by NAATA), DON'T FENCE ME IN (1998, distributed by Women Make Movies), AMAZONIA (2001, distributed by Women Make Movies) and IN WHOSE NAME? (2004, distributed by Third World Newsreel). All her films have won awards and have screened at numerous domestic and international film festivals. Nandini has been awarded grants for her films from The Jerome Foundation (1997-98) and New York State Council on the Arts (2001-02). She also produced the documentary, MAHASWETA DEVI: WITNESS, ADVOCATE, WRITER (2001). She was the selected artist for the Film/Video Arts 2003 Artist Mentor Workshop. (www.fva.com) In television, she has worked on projects for Channel Four: UK, Rainbow Programming, Ovation: the Arts Network, HBO, Oxygen Media and The History Channel.
Nandini is an Indian Classical dancer and co-founder and co-director of the Trinayan Collective (www.trinayan.org). She is also pursuing a PhD at in Cultural Anthropology at The Graduate Center, CUNY and has taught courses on production and film theory at Hunter College, CUNY and Swarthmore College, PA. (09/09)
A film by Nandini Sikand, 2001, 8 min., Color/BW
In this highly personal and visually evocative testimonial, critically acclaimed South Asian filmmaker Nandini Sikand poignantly presents her sisterís...
Don't Fence Me In
A film by Nandini Sikand, 1998, 55 min., Color
Against the broader backdrop of modern India's political and social history, this lyrical documentary tells the story of the life of Krishna Sikand, t...