DER Filmmaker

Shashwati Talukdar

Shashwati Talukdar has an MFA in Film and Video Arts from Temple University, Philadelphia (1999). She began working in the film and television industry as an assistant editor for a TV show by Michael Moore. Since 1999, she has worked on projects for HBO, BBC, Lifetime, Sundance and Cablevision. Shashwati has directed over a dozen films and videos, which have been screened at venues including the Margaret Mead Festival, Berlin, the Whitney Biennial, Kiasma Museum of Art in Helsinki and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. She has been supported by entities including the Jerome Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. She has been awarded the James T. Yee Mentorship Award from NAATA (2002) and the Project Involve Fellowship (2003) from IFP/New York. In addition, Shashwati has taught at NYU, Arcadia and Temple University. She lives in New York City

Films Available at DER
Acting Like A Thief
Mahasweta Devi: Witness, Advocate, Writer

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