Film Fatales
Kavery Kaul

Kavery Kaul's awardwinning documentaries highlight the complex human themes at the heart of issues like race and class among American youth, and the search for "a new normal" after brain injury. Known for their lively intimacy and refreshingly nuanced approach, her films bridge worlds. They shatter the barriers between "them" and "us". Her work has been shown in theatres, on television and at festivals including Telluride, London, Rotterdam, Sydney, India, Havana and FESPACO (Burkina Faso). Film reviewer Jennifer Merin called BACK WALKING FORWARD "an extraordinary and meaningful adventure". LONG WAY FROM HOME was lauded as a Critic's Pick by Time Out, Booklist and Film Threat. Isabel Stewart, Executive Director of the Chicago Foundation for Women, commented on the characters in that film, "It's gratifying to see young women so self-aware, reflective and confident. They are the new pioneers." Often focusing on art and music, Kavery's other documentaries include ONE HAND DON'T CLAP filmed in Trinidad & Tobago and Brooklyn; FIRST LOOK shot in Cuba and the U.S.; and WILD AT ART, a short about Filipino-American painter Pacita Abad. A graduate of Harvard, Kavery has taught at Columbia University, City College of New York and School of Visual Arts. She is co-founder of Manavi, the first women's rights organization dedicated to ending all forms of violence against South Asian women in the US. She has been a Fulbright Fellow and a Logan Fellow at the Carey Institute for Global Good.