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When Stories Connect People, Films Break Down Divides | Kavery Kaul | TEDxRutgersPrep

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Published on Sep 20, 2017

First hand perspective of second generation Americans who face cultural and racial bias but whose will and strength brings strength and tolerance.

RPS alum, Kavery Kaul, is an American independent film director and teacher. Born in India and raised in the United States, Kavery started her directing career with the film First Look, which won the title of the best cultural film at the Havana film festival. Kavery Kaul always knew she wanted to be a filmmaker. She read many books on the subject and travelled to New York City from her hometown in Martinsville as often as she could for film premieres. She produced her own film A Long Way from Home, a documentary about three teenage girls dealing with cultural, societal and economical differences. In fact, Kavery claimed to be one of the first Indian girls at Rutgers Prep, and she faced some of the challenges that the girls in this film encountered. This documentary is a great example of dealing with differences and accepting and embracing them. Kavery's films have been exhibited at numerous festivals, such as Telluride, London, Berlin, Sydney, Japan, India, Burkina Faso and Martiniqu

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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