Vaishali Sinha is the Co Director/Producer of the award-winning feature documentary MADE IN INDIA about the personal stories behind the phenomenon of "outsourcing" surrogates to India. The film premiered as a festival favorite at Hot Docs Film Festival and aired on PBS in 2012. It went on to win several “Best Documentary” awards on the festival circuit and is currently a case study at Harvard Business School for their class on ethics. Vaishali’s second feature documentary in progress ASK THE SEXPERT is centered on a highly popular sex advice column for a daily newspaper in India against the backdrop of a ban on sex education in schools in several Indian states. The film is supported by MacArthur Foundation, Catapult Fund, Tribeca All Access and was invited to the prestigious Hot Docs Pitching Forum (2015) as one of only two American projects.
Some of her other films include shorts such as GEETA’S WORLD about a 21-year-old female taxi driver from New Delhi, RED ROSES about South Asian women who arrive in the US via family obligations and the 2005 narrative short CHOOSE LIFE? about personal choice and abortion which won her the best narrative at the New School Annual Film Festival, NY. Vaishali also produces films for non profits such as Center for Reproductive Rights, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, Outright and others. She also freelances at Videoline Productions founded by Peabody award-winning filmmaker Richard Wormser (Dir: Rise and Fall of Jim Crow).