Members

Fareeda | Creative and Technical Assistance | Film Editing

Fareeda has been working with Ektara Collective since their first feature film, Turup. Turup was also her first time working on a feature film. She believes that Ektara is a space that has strong independent voices and enables its members to work without fear.

Geeta/ गीत (गीता धुर्वे) | Production | Cinematography

गीत यूथ के साथ काम जेंडर और सेक्सुअलिटी विषय पर कार्य करती है| आदिवासी समुदायों के साथ काम करते हुए उनकी कहानियाँ
ढूँढना भी वह अपनी रूचि से करती है| एकतारा के साथ शुरुआत से जुड़ी है, एकतारा द्वारा निर्देशित पहली फिल्म चंदा के जूते में गीत
प्रोडक्शन टीम का हिस्सा रही थी| गीत को फोटोग्राफी का शौक है इसलिए वह अपना रुझान सिनेमेटोग्राफी में बढ़ा रही है और
एकतारा के साथ लाइट एंड कैमरा टीम के साथ है|
Geeta works with the youth concerning matters like gender and sexuality. Being a part of the Adivasi community, she has been interested in finding stories and mediums to tell the stories of her community. She has been a part of Ektara Collective since their first film, Chanda Ke Joote. Geeta is passionate about photography and is also interested in cinematography. She is a part of Ektara’s light and camera team.

Hassath | Production

Hassath believes in the transformative power of cinema and other cultural forms of art. She has been engaged in work in different fields, including cinema, documentation and free/libre software systems. At Ektara, she helps in managing the finances, getting the production on track and organising the data that is generated for every film.

maheen mirza | Script Writing | Cinematography

maheen is committed to cinema that is born of collective practice and is a strong proponent of the Independent Cinema Movement. Her work aims to challenge the grammar of commercial cinema and serves to nurture a culture of independent filmmaking. At Ektara, Maheen does the cinematography and contributes to the script writing.

Pallav Thudgar | Cinematography | Light

पल्लव एकतारा कलेक्टिव में शुरुआती तौर से ही सक्रिय हैं। वे प्रगतिशील जन – आंदोलन के समर्थक हैं,साथ ही मध्य प्रदेश में विमुक्त जातियों के लिए कक़्क़म करते हैं। एकतारा कलेक्टिव की फिल्मों में उनकी भूमिका कैमरा और लाइटिंग के इर्द गिर्द रहती है।
Pallav has been a part of the collective since the begining. Based in Madhya Pradesh, Pallav works with denotified tribes. He is a part of Ektara’s light and camera team.

Puloma Pal | Film Editing

Puloma Pal has been working as a free lance film editor for about a decade. Her work revolves around narrative building and nudging boundaries of fiction and non fiction. Pal started working with Ektara Collective in 2013. Since then, she has edited Jaadui Machchi and Turup.

rinchin | Script Writing | Working with Actors

rinchin is an activist and a writer. Her work and stories reflect her passion for social justice and the struggles that bring us closer to it. She has been a part of Ektara from the very beginning and has been essential to every production as a script writer. She also deals with casting and works with actors for our films.

Sushil | Casting | Working with Actors

सुशील शुरआत से ही एकतारा कलेक्टिव का हिस्सा रहे हैं। फिल्म के लिए एक्टरों को तलाशने, उनसे बातचीत करने और उन्हें एक्टिंग के लिए तैयार करने में सक्रिय भूमिका निभाते हैं। साथ ही प्रोडक्शन में भी उनकी भागीदारी रहती है। वे कलेक्टिव प्रयासों के समर्थक और उसके लिए प्रतिबद्ध हैं।
Sushil has been a part of Ektara Collective from the begining. He plays a major role in looking for actors for our films, talking to them and training them through various workshops. Sushil is also an important part of the Ektara’s production unit.

Other Members of Ektara: 

Madhu, Seema, Priyanka, Paromita