Beyond the Shallow Blue is an upcoming documentary film about a fishing community’s struggle for their land, livelihood and way of life. For over 200 years, the Muslim Wagher community have been fishing in the Gulf of Kutch, a rare ecological zone in India’s western state of Gujarat. Their very existence is now threatened, following […]
Short documentary piece about Akram, a young Uzbek man being persecuted by the Uzbek regime. Filmed in Moscow by Sonum Sumaria, 2015
Trailer to upcoming documentary film ‘In The Shadows of Moscow’, a film exploring the lives and hardships of four migrants living in Moscow.
Film Review by Sonum Sumaria (08/04/14) Latcho Drom (1993) Director: Tony Gatlif Cinematographer: Eric Guichard This is a beautiful and soulful film and was really a pleasure to watch (and listen to). It is a kind of observational documentary of gypsies through their music and dance. The film takes us from India, through to Egypt, […]
A film by Sonum Sumaria, 2013. A short and intimate culinary journey with Goppi, one of the very few Indians living in Havana. He reflects on the differences between life in India and life in Cuba… The film won the Audience Choice Award at Michaelhouse Film Competition, and was in the official selection for the […]
Even the Crows is a film about the murky past of India’s new Prime Minister, Narendra Modi – a past that cannot be easily erased, especially for the victims of one of the most horrific massacres to take place in the subcontinent’s recent history. In 2002, thousands of Muslims were killed, raped and displaced in India’s North-Western […]
A short video about the the People’s Assembly Against Austerity, which took place in Westminster, London in June 2013. The People’s Assembly brought together campaigns against cuts and privatisation with trade unionists in a movement for social justice. Sheena Sumaria, 2013
A portrait of Charlie, a street cleaner, working in one of England’s richest towns – Beaconsfield. Directed and filmed by Sheena Sumaria. Assisted by Ross Domoney. Filmed at the National School of Film and Television, 2013
Set in a slum of Medellin, Colombia, this documentary tells the stories of Lidia and Jonathan who are trying to carve out a new life after their violent past. Directed, filmed and edited by Sheena Sumaria and Sean Patterson Still Standing from Guerrera Films on Vimeo.
Documentary about the dreams of Chileans two decades after the fall of the Pinochet dictatorship, and the rise of the Chilean student movement in 2011 as a way to make those dreams reality. A film by Sheena Sumaria, 2012. Broadcasted by HispanTV January 2013. Full film can be seen on HispanTV here: Chile Construyendo Suenos […]