Nishtha Jain

works as an indepedent filmmaker in Mumbai. She is a graduate of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and Jamia Mass Communication Research Centre, New Delhi.


«City of Photos», 2005; «Call it Slut», 2006; «Six Yards to Democracy», 2007; «Lakshmi and Me», 2008.
For the best long film prize “Silver Nanook”

Lakshmi and Me (0+)

India, USA, Denmark, Finland, 2007, 59 min.
Director: Nishtha Jain
A 21-year-old housemaid in Mumbai, she works ten hours a day seven days a week. One of her employers is Nishtha Jain, who begins to make this documentary. She explores their relationship with each other and reflects on the whole gamut of attitudes and issues between servants and employers.


Best Documentary Bucharest International Film Festival, 2008; Gold Award for Best Documentary IDPA, India, 2007; «Silver Apricot» (special prize for documentary) «Golden Apricot» Film Festival, Yerevan, 2008; Jury Special Mention Doc Planete Review, Warsaw, 2008.

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