Pratibha Parmar

Pratibha Parmar is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, video artist and professor. Awarded The Visionary Award from the One in Ten Film Festival and the Frameline Film Festival Life Time Achievement Award, Pratibha is Writer/Director/Producer of over 16 documentaries and her films are included in THE PLACE IS HERE (2017) retrospective on 1980's British Black Arts movement, which highlighted issues of race, gender and the politics of representation. Her film SARI RED is retained in the permanent collection at MOMA, NYC and Pompidou Center, Paris. She is the author and editor of several ground breaking books notably, "The Empire Strikes Back: Race and Racism in 1970s Britain," and editor and publisher at Sheba Feminist Press (1980's), the first UK publishers of Audre Lorde. Pratibha was Visiting Artist at Stanford University, Theatre & Performance Studies Department (2013) and is currently an Associate Professor in the film department at California College of the Arts, San Francisco. (07/19)

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Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

A film by Pratibha Parmar, 2013, 84 min., Color
ALICE WALKER: BEAUTY IN TRUTH tells the compelling story of an extraordinary woman. Alice Walker made history as the first black woman to win the Puli...

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A film by Pratibha Parmar, 1997, 15 min., Color
WAVELENGTHS explores the time honored quest for love and human intimacy in the polished world of computers and the Internet. Set in gay bars, dreams, ...

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Warrior Marks

A film by Pratibha Parmar, Executive produced by Alice Walker, 1993, 54 min., Color
WARRIOR MARKS is a poetic and political film about female genital mutilation from the director of A PLACE OF RAGE, presented by the Pulitzer Prize win...

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Sari Red

A film by Pratibha Parmar, 1988, 12 min., Color
Made in memory of Kalbinder Kaur Hayre, a young Indian woman killed in 1985 in a racist attack in England, SARI RED eloquently examines the effect of ...

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The Righteous Babes

A film by Pratibha Parmar, 1998, 50 min., Color
In this accomplished documentary, acclaimed filmmaker Pratibha Parmar (A PLACE OF RAGE, WARRIOR MARKS) explores the intersection of feminism with popu...

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A Place of Rage

A film by Pratibha Parmar, 1991, 52 min., Color
This exuberant celebration of African American women and their achievements features interviews with Angela Davis, June Jordan and Alice Walker. Withi...

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Memory Pictures

A film by Pratibha Parmar, 1984, 28 min.
A beautifully composed profile of gay Indian photographer, Sunil Gupta, and the way his work portrays issues of sexual and racial identity in relation...

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A film by Pratibha Parmar, 1991, 24 min., Color
KHUSH means ecstatic pleasure in Urdu. For South Asian lesbians and gay men in Britain, North America, and India (where homosexuality is still illegal...

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Jodie: An Icon

A film by Pratibha Parmar, 1996, 24 min., Color
Jodie is a fast paced, breezy look at the transatlantic phenomenon that has made Hollywood actress Jodie Foster an icon for lesbians who identify with...

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Flesh and Paper

A film by Pratibha Parmar, 1990, 26 min., Color
FLESH AND PAPER is a lyrical exploration of the sense and sensibilities of Indian lesbian poet and writer, Suniti Bamjoshi. This moving and powerful p...

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A film by Pratibha Parmar, 1986, 18 min., Color
Common themes of identity, alienation and herstory in the context of the diasporan experience emerge in this powerful film. Four Black and Third World...

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Double the Trouble, Twice the Fun

A film by Pratibha Parmar, 1992, 25 min., Color
A rare and lively examination of disability and homosexuality as it affects both women and men, DOUBLE THE TROUBLE, TWICE THE FUN, advocates for accep...

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Bhangra Jig

A film by Pratibha Parmar, 4 min.
A vibrant short film about how young Asian people in Scotland celebrate desire and self-pride through dance and music....

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