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Shanti Thakur

Shanti Thakur is a film producer, writer, director, and editor. Shanti Thakurís award-winning films have been screened at over 200 film festivals including the Montreal World Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Museum of Modern Art (New York) and showcased by Kodak at the Cannes Film Festival. Working easily between fiction, documentary and experimental, her films SKY PEOPLE (2008), KAIROS (2002), SEVEN HOURS TO BURN (1999), TWO FORMS (1998), CIRCLES (1997), and DOMINO (1994) have won 15 awards and have broadcast in 22 countries, including the Sundance Channel. SKY PEOPLE won Best Experimental Film at the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, which qualifies SKY PEOPLE to be in consideration for an Academy Award. Her directorial work has been supported by the National Film Board of Canada, the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts and the Pew Fellowship of the Arts. Raised in Montreal, she received her M.F.A. from Temple University. She lives in New York City. (09/09)


Seven Hours To Burn
A film by Shanti Thakur, 1999, 9 min., Color/BW

"A visually expressive personal documentary that explores a family's history. Filmmaker Thakur mixes richly abstract filmmaking with disturbing archi...



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