Angad Bhalla

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Drawn to film for its ability to have an emotional impact Angad chooses projects that highlighting voices we rarely hear. After spending months with Indian villagers who had been resisting an alumina project backed by the Canadian company Alcan, he produced his first independent project U.A.I.L. Go Back. Used widely as an organizing tool to pressure Alcan over its involvement, after a 4 year campaign Alcan eventually withdrew from the project.

He has since worked on videos for groups including Human Rights Watch and the Global March Against Child Labour. His short documentary on the lives of Indian street artists, Writings on the Wall has broadcast nationally on Canada’s Bravo! Network, India’s NDTV, and internationally on Al Jazeera English. He now resides in New York where he is a community organizer for immigrant rights and directing a feature documentary on a collaborative art project between a political prisoner and a close friend of his named Jackie.

New Day Films by Angad Bhalla

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