Screening: Monday 25th July, Kwetu Film Institute, 15h 15
An unexpected discovery forces an undocumented motel employee to make a life changing decision.
Sonejuhi Sinha is an award-winning New York filmmaker. Her most recent narrative short film is one of ten short films accepted to the prestigious 2015 Cannes Semaine De La Critique, a festival renown for discovering talents such as Wong Kar Wai and Alejandro Inarritu.
Sonejuhi got her start in the industry working as a film editor for the internationally renowned editorial company Final Cut. She has edited several music videos for MTV and MTV2 UK, narrative short films that have premiered at various Film Festivals and commercials for high profile campaigns such as Keep a Child Alive and Stand Your Ground, which garnered recognition from ADcritic, Creativity, and Huffington Post and won Gold Lions at Cannes. Sonejuhi has worked alongside acclaimed directors such as Harmony Korine, Julie Taymor and Spike Jonze. She recently produced and edited These Birds Walk and Homegoings, two award winning documentary feature films that played at SXSW, Full Frame, True/False, garnering several international awards including Best Doc Award – Abu Dhabi, Social Impact Award – Little Rock Film Festival, Vigilance Award – Nashville Film Festival and Best Doc – Minnesota Film Festival 2013 and a nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Filmmaking by Cinema Eye Honor Awards. Columbia University’s Graduate program recently invited her as a guest lecturer for Storytelling.
Recently, Sonejuhi wrote and directed a narrative short film called Give into the Night, which won the established Filmmaker award at the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Fest and was nominated for Best Short Film at the New York Indian Film Festival. The two features she is currently developing, Love Comes Later and Restless Heart were both finalists at the Sundance Screenwriters Lab. Sonejuhi is a member of the New York feature filmmaking collective Film Fatales.