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I am Pallavi (she/her/hers), a Telugu American documentary filmmaker and visual storyteller residing on Ohlone land (Oakland, CA).
I have a passion for amplifying social justice issues by focusing on personal stories about marginalized communities. I bring deeply held values of anti-racism, decoloniality, and feminism to my practice. My priority is to create portraits that center BIPOC voices in the hope that we feel fully seen in the complexities of our identities and journeys, and that meaningful impact can result.
Through Chandi Films, I create documentaries both self-directed and by commission. I am first and foremost a Director DP, with additional experience in producing and editing.
These days you can find me directing and lensing my current doc, improving my cinematography practice with CDWC, working behind the scenes at A-Doc, joining fellow BGDM members in community, supporting programs for local film festivals, climbing rocks with my family, screening Escaping Agra, and providing doula support for incarcerated pregnant people.
In short, I'm living my best professional life, but I'm always open to hearing about new collaborations. Feel free to connect.
COVID-19 caveat: Currently I am not taking indoor cinematography work for new clients.