Safina Uberoi

India

Safina Uberoi is an Australian-Indian filmmaker who has trained in India and Australia. Safina’s best-known documentary MY MOTHER INDIA is an autobiographical film about her multi-cultural family. The film won 11 major awards including the Australian Film Critics Circle Award for best Australian documentary, the Rouben Mamoullian Award and the NSW Premier’s Literary Award. Safina directed an episode on the British-Asian writer Meera Syal for the prestigious BBC series WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE which was nominated for BAFTA and a Grierson Award and won an Indie Award for Best Historical Series. Safina also wrote and directed 1800-India for PBS which won a Golden Eagle Award for excellence in journalism and was also awarded by the South Asian Journalists Association. Her latest documentary A GOOD MAN premiered internationally at Hotdocs and has gone on to win 8 awards/nominations including co-winner of Sydney Film Festival Foxtel Award for best documentary. A GOOD MAN was voted in the top ten films at IDFA, the worlds largest documentary festival and released in theatres in the US. Safina's other work includes documentaries, animation and short fiction. She has taught film and theatre at premier institutions including Macquarie University, the National Institute of Dramatic Art (Sydney) and the National School of Drama (New Delhi).

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Safina Uberoi. 1997. India. vo Hindi, English. s English. 52’