Chithra Jeyaram

Chithra is a documentary filmmaker and film educator based in Washington D.C. She has an MFA in Film Production from the University of Texas, Austin and she makes socially conscious films that break societal barriers, build bridges, change attitudes and enable people.

1001 Breast Cancer Nights is a mosaic of audio-visual diaries of Indian breast cancer experiences: vibrant tales of medicine, myth, stigma, survival, romance, tragedy, comedy, artistry, burlesque and even erotica. Taking the form of an online portal, the project will facilitate exchange of information that initiates public dialogue, significantly improving the understanding of the disease, compliance to medical treatment and quality of life for survivors.