Angad Singh Bhalla
(Canada)

Angad uses film to highlight voices we rarely hear. After spending months with Indian villagers who had been resisting an alumina project backed by the Canadian company Alcan, he produced his first independent project U.A.I.L. Go Back. It was used widely as an organizing tool and helped pressure Alcan to end its involvement in the project. Passionate about using media as a tool for social change Angad has since produced videos for groups including the Service Employees International Union, Human Rights Watch and The Center for Constitutional Rights. His award-winning short on the lives of Indian street artists, Writings on the Wall, was broadcast on PBS, Canada’s Bravo!, and Al Jazeera English. While completing his debut feature documentary Herman’s House, he worked as a community organizer for immigrant rights and as an editor on several broadcast documentaries.

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