Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri

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"Rad feminist director" (Jezebel), photographer, branding expert and social justice advocate, Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri is known by the single name Indrani for creating cultural icons and moving millions to action across the film, TV, fashion, and music industries. Her films have won over 25 awards, including two Gold Lions at Cannes Festival of Creativity, Best Picture and Best Director at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, and Best Film at the CNN Expose Awards 2018. Her work has been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery, The Victor & Albert Museum, The Brooklyn Museum, The Centre Georges Pompidou, The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Lincoln Center, The Museum of the Fashion Institute, The Rubin Museum of Art, the Australian Center for the Moving Image, and been featured in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, V, Vanity Fair and VICE. Known for her collaborative approach, she has worked with artists such as Beyonce, Kate Winslet and David Bowie, and brands from L'Oreal and Nike to Pepsi.

"Her creative lens, coupled with an impassioned perspective on gender realities... powerful and provocative" (Huffington Post).

Indrani works consistently to develop projects that empower women, the underprivileged, and support environmental sustainability. "Indrani is internationally recognized for her extensive work on social causes and her video and stills campaign, Digital Death, against AIDS in India and Africa raised over a $1M in under a week" (Huffington Post).

Indrani co-founded Shakti Empowerment Education providing education and resources to over 300 women and children in West Bengal, India. With her extensive work with NGOs she was appointed Special Advisor to the UNGMDF and UN World Forums, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, bringing the private and public sectors together to help advance the post-Global Millennium Development goals.