Athena Film Festival
“Every film is a political act; it’s how you see the world.”
PEOPLE OF INFLUENCE | Mira Nair
Director, Producer, Writer

Her debut feature film, Salaam Bombay! (1988), was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 1989 Oscars and won the Camera D’Or and the Prix du Publique at Cannes


Is the first woman to receive the Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival for Monsoon Wedding (2001)


Monsoon Wedding was shot in 30 days


Established a filmmaker’s lab, Maisha, to support filmmakers of East Africa and South Asia


Has a degree in sociology from Harvard University and is currently a professor of film at Columbia University’s School of the Arts


Her highly anticipated film, The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012), was the opening film for the 69th Venice International Film Festival


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“Every film is a political act; it’s how you see the world.”

PEOPLE OF INFLUENCE | Mira Nair

Director, Producer, Writer

  • Her debut feature film, Salaam Bombay! (1988), was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 1989 Oscars and won the Camera D’Or and the Prix du Publique at Cannes

  • Is the first woman to receive the Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival for Monsoon Wedding (2001)

  • Monsoon Wedding was shot in 30 days

  • Established a filmmaker’s lab, Maisha, to support filmmakers of East Africa and South Asia

  • Has a degree in sociology from Harvard University and is currently a professor of film at Columbia University’s School of the Arts

  • Her highly anticipated film, The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012), was the opening film for the 69th Venice International Film Festival

IMDB | Website | Twitter | Facebook

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