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Filmmaker Pratibha Parmar has an exemplary track record for her passionate commitment to making films with integrity and illuminating untold stories with visual flair and imagination. Her award-winning work has been widely exhibited at international film festivals and broadcast globally. Pratibha’s dedication in bringing complex subjects into mainstream media has helped change the contours of popular discourse on race, feminism, sexuality and creativity.
Pratibha’s credits include A Place of Rage, a documentary film on African-American women and the civil rights movement featuring Angela Davis and June Jordan. The film received international critical acclaim and was named Best Historical Documentary at the National Black Programming Consortium in the U.S. In 1993 Pratibha released her most challenging film Warrior Marks, which documented female genital mutilation at a time when the subject was taboo globally. This award-winning documentary was made in collaboration with the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Alice Walker. Parmar and Walker collaborated on the book Warrior Marks – Female Genital Mutilation and the Sexual Blinding of Women, which documented the making of the film (Jonathan Cape UK, Harcourt Brace US).
Nina’s Heavenly Delights, Pratibha’s multi-award winning narrative feature film debut starring Shelley Conn & Laura Fraser was released theatrically in the UK and US in 2006|7 and nominated for a GLAAD Award.
Author and editor of several books, Pratibha was awarded The Visionary Award for her body of work from the One in Ten Film Festival in October 2007 and is a past winner of the Frameline Film Festival Life Time Achievement Award.
Shaheen Haq is a Production Executive with Kali Films. Her association with the company began twenty years ago as a Production Designer on Parmar’s early films
Sari Red, Emergence, A Place of Rage, Khush, and Warrior Marks. Shaheen has a background of 20 years of experience as an architect and project manager where
she was actively involved in bids, schedules, resources, organizing and managing multiple projects from initial creative development through to successful final delivery on schedule and within budgets. She brings this discipline and extensive knowledge base to her film production career. As a producer, Shaheen is actively raising finance and overseeing the production.
Founded by Pratibha Parmar in 2000, Kali Films is a film and television production company engaged in the creation and business of making feature films, documentaries, music and educational, corporate videos that are entertaining, thought provoking, intelligent and aesthetically stunning. We are committed to making media for multiple platforms to ensure that our work contributes positively to social,
Our clients have included Channel 4 Television, BBC, Sky, LOCOG (The 2012 London Organizing Committee ofthe Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) 2010 marked the creation of Kali8 Productions LLC (California, US) a sister company to Kali Films.