Prakshi Malik is a filmmaker, a dancer, and a believer in the transformative potential of storytelling. She grew up in Delhi, India and studied Media and Cultural Studies at Macalester College in MN.
While performing with Ananya Dance Theatre's women artists of color, she began to see her artistry as viable and important. She has since written and directed several short films and was recently awarded a Scholarship by the Association for Women in Media.
As a woman of color, I make films as a means to decolonize our imaginations by foregrounding our own paradigms. In telling women's stories from diasporic and global communities of color, how to preserve the tenderness and resistance? How to honor our truths in the language of cinema distilling the emotional truths from the historical one?
I want my films to reflect and provoke solidarities amongst people who experience related struggles. I embrace the unique gifts of collaborative filmmaking and am deeply grateful to all my teachers, friends and audiences who help me grow.