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Vandana Kohli is a filmmaker, photographer and columnist with an interest in the human mind, metaphysics and governance.
Educated in Film, History and Commerce from the best schools in India, Vandana has won awards for excellence at each Institute. She majored in Film Editing at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and later attended the Professional Program for Producers at UCLA, Los Angeles.
As a filmmaker, Vandana “brings to her work passion and thought, and engages the viewer to reflect on the subject she presents. Her craft is sensitive, imaginative, and powerful in substance and form… to make her among India’s most talented filmmakers… to have won her recognition for her film ‘OF SUCH TIMES: Reflections of Modern Indian Women’, including the eminent RAPA Award for Best Director for ‘INTO THE ABYSS: A Film on Major Depression’. - (R Chandran, National Information Officer for the UN in India)
Vandana is the Producer/Director of the award winning international documentary, THE SUBTEXT OF ANGER (English, 50 minutes, 2012), which explores the emotion, expression and root causes that drive us to anger. The film continues to screen at various forums, both public and private. www.thesubtextofanger.com
Vandana lives and works in Delhi. She has scripted, directed and edited projects for clients that include The National Geographic Channel, The History Channel, Doordarshan (India’s State Broadcasting National Network), various agencies of the United Nations and the Government of India.
Her work has led her to understand and follow developments in science, the human psyche and mental health, the environment and gender, prominently. She writes two columns – one, a weekly for the iPad edition of THE WEEK on mind, emotion, psyche and brain. Her blog on CNN-IBN’s web portal, comments on contemporary issues of social relevance, gender and governance.
Vandana received the Global Emerging Leaders award from the Youth Organisation of Delhi in 2009. She has been a fellow of the Georgetown Leadership Seminar in 2011, and has participated in three global seminars at Salzburg, Austria.
She appears frequently as a guest and commentator on TV discussions and debates across news channels. Between projects, she conducts workshops on photography, film, creative writing and on Understanding and Managing Anger for schools, colleges and institutes of repute.
A photographer and musician, Vandana has released two instrumental albums of Indian Melodies on the Piano with T-Series.
RESTING THE EYE
A Workshop in Photography
for Schools & Colleges
'Resting The Eye’ induces its participants to observe,
understand and appreciate the visual image. Through four carefully
crafted sessions, and two home assignments, the workshop introduces
its participants to the two most significant elements of photograph
Conducted by Vandana Kohli,
over two days.