President of WLWD 2000 Inc./Producer/Director/ Scriptwriter
For over 15 years, Ms Sarkar
has produced and directed 35/16mn film, video and digital HD TV programs, and first made a name for herself as "Our Girl From New York" correspondent for the STATESMAN Magazine
interviewed renowned film/TV/musical celebrities, which included: the Beatles, Ravi Shanker, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond, Hollywood's Clint Eastwood, Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, politicians like Richard Nixon, the Clintons, etc. In addition, she
helped to conceive the first NRI newspaper called INDIA ABROAD (while working at the United Nations headquarters in New York), which was sold to Rediff.com.
From her interests as a photo-journalist and multimedia professional, she moved into filmmaking and distribution, after she graduated from Columbia University (New York) with two MA degrees and an ABD doctoral thesis in Mass Media Communications, using new media, computers and instructional technology, and specializing in docu-dramatic TV programs and film projects.
ambition was to produce inspirational "life skill" TV dramas to educate India's
illiterate millions in villages via satellite TV, but she
returned to the U.S. to produce culturally diversified films for North America.
first documentary film assignment, she
was awarded a budget of $100,000 for her
idea to direct , "SHAKTI: She
is Vital Energy", on rural women of India, (in French & English), which was later translated into 55 languages for worldwide distribution, by the National Film Board of Canada
in Montreal, Canada.
She continued to work as an investigative reporter/film journalist on the TV series: "THE AMERICAN FAMILY" focusing on (I) Caring & Intimacy; (ii) Single Female Parent; (iii) Single Male Parent; (iv) Battered Women; (v) Teenage Pregnancy; and (vi) Child Abuse.
Then as an independent filmmaker, she
produced and directed, "ALL THAT GLITTERS ... ?" on the rich and famous i.e.