DocHouse Conversations is delighted to be kicking off a three episode second series. Carol Nahra will be talking with each of three directors about a film which inspired them - and a film which changed their lives.
First up is Smriti Mundhra, an Academy Award-nominated director/producer and one of DOC NYC’s 40 Under 40 Filmmakers to Watch. Her short film St. Louis Superman, co-directed with Sami Khan, was nominated for a 2020 Oscar in the short documentary category. The film follows Bruce Franks Jr., a celebrated battle rapper and activist. Franks had won a seat on the Missouri State Legislature; the directors followed him in the summer of 2018 as he worked to get a law passed that would recognize gun violence as a public health epidemic. Read Smriti's and Sami's IDA interview here.
In this DocHouse Conversations episode Carol will talk to Smriti about the making of A Suitable Girl and how it changed her life. They’ll also discuss what it’s like covering the same subject matter in two very different styles: an independent observational documentary shot over many years, and a fast turnaround reality series for Netflix.
See Smriti's Filmmaker Spotlight
Read more about Carol Nahra
St Louis Superman
Indian Matchmaking (Excecutive Producer)
A Suitable Girl