Roopa Gogineni


"Suddenly TV"

Roopa Gogineni is an Indian-American director and photographer focused on historical memory and modes of resistance. Her films have screened at festivals around the world including IDFA, SXSW, Hot Docs, Full Frame and Sheffield Doc/Fest. Gogineni’s practice is rooted in long-term engagement and co-creation. Her short film I Am Bisha earned the Oscar-qualifying Full Frame Jury Award for Best Short, a One World Media Award, and a Rory Peck Award. She has directed documentaries for The New York Times, BBC, and Al Jazeera and has received fellowships from CatchLight, Logan Nonfiction and FRONTLINE/Firelight.

Participating Sessions

Out of Sight/Top of Mind: Covering War’s Forgotten Casualties

Within the multifaceted nature of any conflict, there exists both conspicuous and obscured narratives. Beyond the geopolitical protagonists lie the stories of everyday individuals entangled in warfare, grappling with the harrowing transformation of their forever-changed lives. In this panel discussion, we embark on an exploration of the hidden casualties of war and the profound implications of documenting their experiences through the lens of a camera. Delving into the dynamics of...