The journey to make A Drop Of Life began in January 2001. I was in India on a Fulbright Fellowship, making a documentary on political street theater. On a whim, I accepted a friend’s request to help him document the largest gathering of people in human history, at the Maha Kumbha Mela.
Author: Shalini Kantayya
ilmmaker, educator, and activist Shalini Kantayya finished in the top 10 out of 12,000 filmmakers ON THE LOT, a show by Steven Spielberg search of Hollywood’s next great director. A William D. Fulbright Scholar in documentary, her movie a DROP of LIFE won Best Short at Palm Beach International, Audience Choice Award, and a Crystal Dior Nomination at Tokyo Short Shorts. She has received recognition from Jerome Foundation’s Centennial, Media Action Network for Asian Americans, among others. She is a Kellogg Food & Society Fellow and a TED Fellow.
Written by Shalini Kantayya