In India, three women are pioneers of urban sustainability by addressing waste management issues. Despite working in male-dominated fields, these figures transform waste into construction materials, assemble community members to restore rivers, and produce zero-waste personal care products. With their stories woven together, we see that waste is filled with potential for repurposing.
Director Koval Bhatia is a filmmaker and producer based in India with over 14 years of experience in the field. She founded A Little Anarky Films over a decade ago, and has dabbled in many formats and genres, including advertising, television, fiction and documentaries. She is now focused on creating non-fiction media for global audiences. She is a graduate from Eurodoc and has received support from Sundance, IDA, IDFA, DOK Leipzig, Al Jazeera, HotDocs, Catapult Film Fund and SFFILM for her projects.
Editor Tanushree Das worked as a Theatre Director and Actor while pursuing her Masters in English in Kolkata. She then earned a second Masters in Film Editing at Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. Over the last decade, Tanushree has edited both fiction and factual features like 'Rangbhoomi', 'Eeb Allay Ooo' and 'Shakar’s Fairies', that have screened to critical acclaim in film festivals around the world, including at Berlin, Locarno, Rotterdam, Rome, Pingyao, Hot Docs and Busan.
Swati Dey is a writer & creative producer with over 4 years of experience in documentaries, branded content, corporate films and everything content. With a postgraduate degree in Mass Communication from GGSIPU, Delhi, Swati is incredibly passionate about writing and directing stories through a human interest lens.