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Madhuri Mohindar

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Madhuri Mohindar (Director/Producer) is a Multimedia Producer of new media and video documentary campaigns at Breakthrough, an innovative, international human rights organization using the power of media and community mobilization to transform public attitudes about racial justice and immigration in the United States and womens’ rights in India. Her video 'Death by Detention' was popularly voted as 'Best Long Form Video' for the 2009 DoGooder TV Nonprofit Video Awards. Madhuri regularly presents at national and international conferences, universities and forums on the intersection of media and human rights, and most recently was awarded an Experimental Television Center Media Fund to participate in the 2010 Flaherty Seminar. Co-directed with Vaishali Sinha, her documentary film 'Red Roses' examines the lives of South Asian women in a Pakistani beauty parlor in Queens, New York, and has received considerable publicity at a number of film festivals and consequent press coverage. She has worked on a number of documentary films featuring diverse subjects ranging from gender, civil liberties and immigrant rights to LGBT issues and religion and peace. Madhuri’s desire to integrate media and social issues emerged after a Post Graduate Diploma in Social Communications Media at Sophia Polytechnic in Mumbai, after which she completed a Masters in Media Studies from the New School in New York.