Mridu Chandra

Mridu Chandra

Mridu Chandra has had her films exhibited at numerous international festivals and museums, including the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum, the Kennedy Center, the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, and the World Social Forum 2004 in Mumbai, India.  In addition to producing Let the Church Say, Amen, she co-produced Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin, a feature length documentary portrait of late civil rights and peace activist Bayard Rustin. A Sundance Official Selection 2003, Brother Outsider has won numerous awards, including audience awards at 5 film festivals, jury awards at 4 film festivals, and 2 nominations for International Documentary Association Awards including for best use of archival footage in a documentary and for the film that best reflects the social activism and creative vision of Pare Lorentz.  A member of the CPB/WGBH Producers Academy, she has served as producer, associate producer, and assistant editor on a variety of PBS productions in New York.  Her writing appears in The Brooklyn Rail.