“I think it’s really important for you, or anybody who wants to be a filmmaker, to really be honest with yourself.”
Author: Sukhmani Khorana
Sukhmani Khorana is a final-year PhD candidate in the Discipline of Media at the University of Adelaide. As part of her critical-creative project on Indian diasporic cinema, she is both writing a thesis examining the production, distribution, and consumption of writer-director Deepa Mehta's elemental film trilogy, and using these theoretical observations to springboard her own diasporic filmmaking practice in the form of a poetic documentary. Besides independent and world cinema, she is interested in postcolonial literature, fictorcriticism, global media, and blogging. Sukhmani's work has been published in Journal of Media and Culture and Outskirts and her prize-winning short film, "Refracting Adelaide" was screened on Channel Nine in January 2008.