Gingger Shankar

Gingger Shankar

film producer, musician, composer
25 New Faces to Watch; The 10 Best Movies on Sundance

Presentation topic

[Day 1]
15:25 - 16:00

music building resilience [online]

Speaker description

Film producer, musician, composer, the world’s first woman playing double violin. Gingger was chosen as one of the “25 New Faces to Watch” of the Filmmaker Magazine, and her multimedia project “Himalaya Song” about climate change has been recognised by The Rolling Stone magazine as one of the “The 10 Best Movies on Sundance”. Gingger works now on two main productions: the movie “Promises of Our Grandmothers'', which tells the story of women fighting for the environment “on the front line”; and also works on the movie “Nari” - the story about undervalued women from the family Shankar (mother and grandmother of Gingger). These movies will be shown as a full-length documentary with accompanying albums. It promotes education and empowerment of girls because of the cooperation with such a person like Michelle Obama, Ava Duvernay or Stacey Abrams.As a scholar at Sundance and WIRED she took part in numerous social projects as: AOC or New Georgia Project. She tells story about her social and artistic activity as a lecturer in such conferences like TED, Davos and Cartier Women’s Initiative. She was the first Indo-American composer, who was invited to AMPAS/The Academy. She worked wth such a person like The Smashing Pumpkins, Aloe Blacc, Sheila E., Trent Renzor, Saul Wiliams, Peter Gabriel, Katy Perry, Mike Nichols and James Newton Howard. She took part in many world’s best movie productions, like for example: “Passion”, “Charlie Wilson's War”, “The Radical Monarchs”, “Heartbeats” (with Roc Nation), “Brave Girl Risin” and in the latest Amazon’s series: “The Last Hour”.

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