Chithra Jeyaram is a filmmaker and film educator with an MFA in Film Production from the University of Texas in Austin. She makes socially conscious films that break societal barriers, build bridges, change attitudes and enable people. Her short film - Mijo was aired on KLRU TV, PBS online film festival and in more than 50 film festivals around the world. Her feature documentary Foreign Puzzle was part of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundations "On Screen In Person Tour" and is in production for an interactive documentary project titled - 1001 Breast Cancer Nights. She is the recipient of the 2014 Creative Arts Fellowship and BAVC National Mediamaker Fellowship for 1001 Breast Cancer Nights; 2013 Docs in Progress Fellowship for Foreign Puzzle; 2012 Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Your Worldview Documentary grant for Mijo and Dina Sherzer Award for Social Awareness for her documentary Refugee Musings.