Geetha J.: Writer and filmmaker
Born and brought up in Trivandrum, Geetha was trained in classical music and dance. With a keen interest in women’s issues, Geetha embarked on her media career as a journalist, later moving in to television as a presenter/producer in Kerala. Her doctoral thesis Woman in Indian Narratives (1995) includes a critical interrogation of the dominant Hindi cinema.
Ian McDonald: Sports sociologist and documentary filmmaker
Ian McDonald is an award-winning documentary filmmaker based in UK. His seemingly effortless ‘way of seeing’ has resulted in beautifully shot and carefully observed documentaries with a difference. Ian’s films reflect a move towards developing a distinctive form of film practice that refuses the boundaries between documentary, visual sociology and art.