Christina’s Student Documentary Screens at Festival
I just thought I’d share this little bit of good news with you. I had no idea that my short documentary screened at the CUNY Asian American Film Festival last night. I submitted it because it was shot in India and, a lot of people don’t realize, I’m half-Indian. But they never notified me whether or not it would be screened. Apparently my name was called up for a certificate and there was just an awkward silence and a lot of looking around haha. I had no clue until a friend who was there texted me asking where the hell I was. The documentary is one that I made in January of 2011 while studying abroad in India for a Documentary Production & Cultural Studies class. We had a lot of restrictions on what we were allowed to document over there, so the topics were predetermined for us. But I’m still very proud of this piece and it was such an honor to be screened and given a shout-out at the festival. My trip to India was quite possibly the most amazing experience of my life; so to have this little bit of remembrance is wonderful.