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A step in the right direction

She was told by many people that it is very hard to break into the media scene here in Canada. “But I believe if you really want to do something, you can,” says award-winning documentary film-maker Lalita Krishna.

“Just don’t let anyone dissuade you! I understood the class and caste privileges I’d enjoyed in India and it made me question, who was I to point a finger? The emphasis should be on overcoming those barriers; of being aware of racism when one encounters it and knowing how to deal with it.”

That determination has seen Krishna succeed in a fiercely competitive field and win several prestigious awards and accolades for her documentaries.

Krishna has produced a series on anti-racism education for TVO, sat on various committees and run training programs for the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants. She says young people who are making a difference is the ongoing theme of her work.

Posted: Feb 1, 2012

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