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.