Meera Darji

Meera Darji

Lecturer in Media Production

Birmingham School of Media

Meera Darji is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and Lecturer at Birmingham City University. Her independent documentary films have been awarded at international film festivals and recent experimental films have been exhibited at various exhibitions. Transindia: The story of India’s Hijras won the Royal Television Society Award for best factual in the Midlands, best short documentary at the Kashish Mumbai LGBT Festival in India and she was also nominated for the Sky Atlantic Grierson Award.

Her research focuses on investigating kino eye and cinema verité techniques to present a more inclusive, and therefore, more ‘authentic’ voice in documentary practice. She experiments with ethno-sensory praxis combined with immersive technologies to tell real stories of marginalised communities in India. Current practice-based output that she is working on is Majoor 9195, a portrait on Indian female construction workers in Gujarat, India.

Areas of Expertise
Media Work
Links and Social Media