Meena Nanji

Meena Nanji has been working in film/video for the last ten years. She is known for her experimental work which has been recognized by the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Paul Robeson Fund, The American Film Institute Grant for Independent Film/Video, NAATA, among others. Her work has won numerous awards and has screened at film/video festivals internationally as well as broadcast on PBS stations throughout the US, and on European television.

Meena has produced short films for channel 4 UK and RAI television Italy. She has curated and coordinated various film/video festivals and screenings in Los Angeles and San Francisco including the L.A. festival in 1993 which consisted of 88 films from the Middle East and Africa, and Outfest in Los Angeles, in 1992, '93, and '96. She has been a juror on grant-giving organizations and for film festivals. She has also taught at University of California, Santa Barbara and has been invited to guest lecture at universities and conferences around the world. She is now based in Los Angeles and New Delhi.

Meena is also a freelance writer and her articles have most recently appeared in the L.A. Times, Znet, and the UN Daily Journal.


Living in Colour

2002, 43:37 minutes, colour, colour

Looking For Another Girl

1997, 03:30 minutes, colour/B&W, English

It Is A Crime

1996, 05:30 minutes, colour/B&W, English

Voices of the Morning

1992, 13:00 minutes, B&W, English

Critical Writing

Community on Film at MayWorks
by Ken Eisner. The Georgia Straight, Apr. 29, 1994.
Blasted Categories
by Ian Iqbal Rashid. Black Film Bulletin, 1994, v. 2, no. 3.
Potential Pictures
by Gabriel Gomez. Afterimage, May 1993, v. 20, no. 10.