Filmmakers and Producers

Jennifer P Samuel

Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel is a Sri Lankan-American photographer and filmmaker whose projects connect personal stories to larger themes of migration, identity and movement as activism. Her subject collaborators are primarily women whose stories are ignored by the mainstream media. Samuel has produced short films for UNICEF and has also Associate Produced several documentary films for PBS FRONTLINE. In addition to creating her own work, she presents artists through her nomadic series, Visionaries. She is currently the Director of Anastasia Photo, a gallery specializing in documentary photography and photojournalism. Samuel completed her B.A. in Anthropology at New York University in 1998 and subsequently was a Peace Corps volunteer on the island of Dominica. Samuel received her Master of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International & Public Affairs in 2005.


Claiming Our Voice
Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel
Producer: Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel & Chitra Aiyar
2013, 21 min., US
CLAIMING OUR VOICE follows members of Andolan, a Queens-based organization founded and led by South Asian domestic workers as a means to support each other and collectively organize against exploitative work conditions in an industry prone to underpayment of wages, extended work hours without rest, ...

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