Chithra Jeyaram

Chithra Jeyaram is a multi-lingual filmmaker and film educator who teaches at NYU Tisch. She quit a decade-long career as a physical therapist and got an MFA in film production. Her short, MIJO, about the delicate mother son relationship aired on KLRU TV and played in 50 film festivals globally. Now, she is directing OUR DAUGHTERS, which examines adoption in America through an immigrant lens. The project is supported by Chicken & Egg Pictures, Brown Girls Doc Mafia, New York State Council for the Arts, CAAM, New York Women’s Fund, Gotham Project Forum, Sheffield Meet Market, Jerome, Eastman and Puffin Foundation.