Meghna Haldar


Meghna Haldar is a new Canadian (10 years strong!) and an innovative filmmaker with a deep commitment to understand and build connections between disparate, seemingly disconnected worlds, whether it was about otherness and unbelonging in Dirt and Revival violence against women in Bol (Speak!) or immigrant experiences in Newcomers Swim, Every Friday and Where are you Marianne?

Meghna’s lesser known works are equally meaningful: Though The Heavens Fall is a commissioned project by Justice Education Society about the social and legal history of the province of BC commemorating 100 years of the BC Court of Appeal. Used by students studying for pre-law. As well, Road Less Taken is a short documentary for BC Early Hearing Program for the purpose of supporting parents of Deaf or Hearing impaired infants and children which is distributed as part of their basic information package and has been used in conferences and such as an educational tool.

It is important for Meghna as an artist to allow people to experience her work in different ways – in museums, art galleries, cafes and festivals. Here work  has screened in places as far flung as Guatemala, Ireland, Taiwan, India and North America, winning awards  including 3 Leos for Dirt and a Legacy Award for BOL.
Meghna has also dedicated her  time working in community organizations coordinating educational workshops and panels on social justice issues. With Vancouver’s own DOXA she headed up Connexions for young women filmmakers, was a mentor for filmmakers as well as organized panel discussions for Justice Forum and Rated Y for Youth… continuing her work with media and community from Texas and before that, India.

Meghna is committed to her community and shares her intelligence, thoughtfulness, humour and personal experiences through art and organization – work that is truly remarkable!


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