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  • Ajay Noronha

    Ajay Noronha is a Mumbai-based cinematographer and documentary film maker. His passion for telling a story using images has taken him across the world in diverse contexts - television shows, documentaries, feature films, music videos, video art installations and workshops. Ajay teaches cinematography at the Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai besides conducting workshops at other film schools. He is currently exploring the role of expressive arts in conflict transformation with children and educators from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Palestine and Israel.

    DOCUMENTARY FILMS
    As Director / Cinematographer:
    Bhailey (Outsiders), a film about tourism related child sex abuse, A Picture Of You, about a cinematographers search for his father.
    As Cinematographer: Bombay Eunuch - Alexandra Shiva, Shiva Films, New York, USA, Salaam Shalom, The Jews of India - Vanessa Laufer, Toronto, Canada, Zero, The Indian concept of Shunya and Shunyata - Elida Shogt, PBS North America, Shimla - Kalka Hill Railways - Gerry Troyna, BBC, UK, Q2P - Paromita Vora, PUKAR Mumbai

    TELEVISION
    As Director Of Photography:
    Kaun Banega Crorepati, Koffee With Karan, Amul India Show, IIFA Awards Amsterdam, MTV Style Awards

    FEATURE FILM
    Second Unit Camera and Lighting:
    Ferrai Ki Sawaari, Sonali Cable, Slumdog Millionaire

    OTHER COLLABORATIONS
    Reena Saini Kallat-Preface, Silt of Seasons, Synapse, Shilpa Gupta-Half Widows, Troppen Museum Junior, Amsterdam: Bombay Star music video, Sunil Shanbag documentation of Astad Deboo dance troupe

    Enjoy viewing ...
    Trailer of A Picture Of You
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L37gHNetzls
    Trailer of Bhailey
    http://vimeo.com/6004378

  • Ajay Noronha

    Ajay Noronha is a Mumbai-based cinematographer and documentary film maker. His passion for telling a story using images has taken him across the world in diverse contexts - television shows, documentaries, feature films, music videos, video art installations and workshops. Ajay teaches cinematography at the Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai besides conducting workshops at other film schools. He is currently exploring the role of expressive arts in conflict transformation with children and educators from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Palestine and Israel.

    DOCUMENTARY FILMS
    As Director / Cinematographer:
    Bhailey (Outsiders), a film about tourism related child sex abuse, A Picture Of You, about a cinematographers search for his father.
    As Cinematographer: Bombay Eunuch - Alexandra Shiva, Shiva Films, New York, USA, Salaam Shalom, The Jews of India - Vanessa Laufer, Toronto, Canada, Zero, The Indian concept of Shunya and Shunyata - Elida Shogt, PBS North America, Shimla - Kalka Hill Railways - Gerry Troyna, BBC, UK, Q2P - Paromita Vora, PUKAR Mumbai

    TELEVISION
    As Director Of Photography:
    Kaun Banega Crorepati, Koffee With Karan, Amul India Show, IIFA Awards Amsterdam, MTV Style Awards

    FEATURE FILM
    Second Unit Camera and Lighting:
    Ferrai Ki Sawaari, Sonali Cable, Slumdog Millionaire

    OTHER COLLABORATIONS
    Reena Saini Kallat-Preface, Silt of Seasons, Synapse, Shilpa Gupta-Half Widows, Troppen Museum Junior, Amsterdam: Bombay Star music video, Sunil Shanbag documentation of Astad Deboo dance troupe

    Enjoy viewing ...
    Trailer of A Picture Of You
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L37gHNetzls
    Trailer of Bhailey
    http://vimeo.com/6004378

  • Ajay Noronha

    Ajay Noronha is a Mumbai-based cinematographer and documentary film maker. His passion for telling a story using images has taken him across the world in diverse contexts - television shows, documentaries, feature films, music videos, video art installations and workshops. Ajay teaches cinematography at the Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai besides conducting workshops at other film schools. He is currently exploring the role of expressive arts in conflict transformation with children and educators from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Palestine and Israel.

    DOCUMENTARY FILMS
    As Director / Cinematographer:
    Bhailey (Outsiders), a film about tourism related child sex abuse, A Picture Of You, about a cinematographers search for his father.
    As Cinematographer: Bombay Eunuch - Alexandra Shiva, Shiva Films, New York, USA, Salaam Shalom, The Jews of India - Vanessa Laufer, Toronto, Canada, Zero, The Indian concept of Shunya and Shunyata - Elida Shogt, PBS North America, Shimla - Kalka Hill Railways - Gerry Troyna, BBC, UK, Q2P - Paromita Vora, PUKAR Mumbai

    TELEVISION
    As Director Of Photography:
    Kaun Banega Crorepati, Koffee With Karan, Amul India Show, IIFA Awards Amsterdam, MTV Style Awards

    FEATURE FILM
    Second Unit Camera and Lighting:
    Ferrai Ki Sawaari, Sonali Cable, Slumdog Millionaire

    OTHER COLLABORATIONS
    Reena Saini Kallat-Preface, Silt of Seasons, Synapse, Shilpa Gupta-Half Widows, Troppen Museum Junior, Amsterdam: Bombay Star music video, Sunil Shanbag documentation of Astad Deboo dance troupe

    Enjoy viewing ...
    Trailer of A Picture Of You
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L37gHNetzls
    Trailer of Bhailey
    http://vimeo.com/6004378

  • Ajay Noronha

    Ajay Noronha is a Mumbai-based cinematographer and documentary film maker. His passion for telling a story using images has taken him across the world in diverse contexts - television shows, documentaries, feature films, music videos, video art installations and workshops. Ajay teaches cinematography at the Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai besides conducting workshops at other film schools. He is currently exploring the role of expressive arts in conflict transformation with children and educators from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Palestine and Israel.

    DOCUMENTARY FILMS
    As Director / Cinematographer:
    Bhailey (Outsiders), a film about tourism related child sex abuse, A Picture Of You, about a cinematographers search for his father.
    As Cinematographer: Bombay Eunuch - Alexandra Shiva, Shiva Films, New York, USA, Salaam Shalom, The Jews of India - Vanessa Laufer, Toronto, Canada, Zero, The Indian concept of Shunya and Shunyata - Elida Shogt, PBS North America, Shimla - Kalka Hill Railways - Gerry Troyna, BBC, UK, Q2P - Paromita Vora, PUKAR Mumbai

    TELEVISION
    As Director Of Photography:
    Kaun Banega Crorepati, Koffee With Karan, Amul India Show, IIFA Awards Amsterdam, MTV Style Awards

    FEATURE FILM
    Second Unit Camera and Lighting:
    Ferrai Ki Sawaari, Sonali Cable, Slumdog Millionaire

    OTHER COLLABORATIONS
    Reena Saini Kallat-Preface, Silt of Seasons, Synapse, Shilpa Gupta-Half Widows, Troppen Museum Junior, Amsterdam: Bombay Star music video, Sunil Shanbag documentation of Astad Deboo dance troupe

    Enjoy viewing ...
    Trailer of A Picture Of You
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L37gHNetzls
    Trailer of Bhailey
    http://vimeo.com/6004378

  • Sudhanva Deshpande

    Sudhanva Deshpande has been with Jana Natya Manch (Janam) since 1987. He has acted in, directed, and helped evolve dozens of street plays, numbering a few thousand performances. With Sanjay Maharishi, Sudhanva has directed two documentary films on Habib Tanvir and Naya Theatre.

    He is a core team member of the India Theatre Forum, as well as its capacity-building training programme, SMART (Strategic Management in the Art of Theatre). He has held teaching positions at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, and AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi.

    He has taught, led workshops, lectured and performed in several countries. He works as editor with LeftWord Books and uses the bicycle as his default mode of personal transportation in Delhi.

  • Sudhanva Deshpande

    Sudhanva Deshpande has been with Jana Natya Manch (Janam) since 1987. He has acted in, directed, and helped evolve dozens of street plays, numbering a few thousand performances. With Sanjay Maharishi, Sudhanva has directed two documentary films on Habib Tanvir and Naya Theatre.

    He is a core team member of the India Theatre Forum, as well as its capacity-building training programme, SMART (Strategic Management in the Art of Theatre). He has held teaching positions at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, and AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi.

    He has taught, led workshops, lectured and performed in several countries. He works as editor with LeftWord Books and uses the bicycle as his default mode of personal transportation in Delhi.

  • Sushama Deshpande

    Sushama Deshpande is an exceptionally brilliant communicator, who gives a voice to the rebel within using theatre as a medium. Gifted with clear sense of independence and deep sense of social responsibility, she applies theatre as tool for her own expression.

    Theatre is her passion and communication is her profession. To apply different communication techniques like theatre and different cultural forms to empower women and men is her mission, her dream.

    Sushama Tai has been in the field of theatre for over 40 years - writing, directing and performing. She believes in theatre journalism and enjoys presenting strong women personalities in theatre. Her most iconic play is 'Whay Mi Savitribai', based on the life of social reformer, Savitribai Phule. Sushama Tai has also written and directed a play on the women saints of Maharashtra, 'Baya Daar Ughad', which is about the deep feminist thinking of the 13th to 18th C poets of Maharashtra.


    Her other works includes two plays with Sangali sex workers, 'My Mother The Gharwali, her Malak and his wife' and 'Ham aur Tum Sab'; a play with the LGBT community, 'To Tee Te ....He, She, It.....'; and 'Chitragoshti', a play based on Dr. Sudhir Patwardhan's paintings. Sushama Tai has also edited Dalit writer, Urmila Pawar's autobiography, 'Aaydaan' and directed a play based on the same. She has learned Theatre of Oppressed techniques with late Augusto Boal.