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Sahana B.

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

$800 - $1000 / Day

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Top Services

  • Documentary DP

  • Video Editor - News

  • News Shooter / Video Journalist



  • DSLR or equivalent


  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic


  • Lighting kit
  • Shoulder rig

About Sahana

After studying Linguistics and French language from University of Calcutta and Alliance Française. Documenting the intricate use of indigenous technique in the making of wooden bullock cart wheel, my passion to film this about to extinct craft form, has given birth to my first documentary film Probing a circular motion. Since then a couple of documentary films were made on indigenous practices and communities such as mask makers of tribal Chow dance, Gutipua dancers of Orisa, Indigenous practices of midwifery in tribal communities of India. And later a film on junior artists of Bollywood titled Extras, the identity of politics had been made to showcase another Bollywood away from glitz and glamour. Inspired and connected to the communities of our world motivates me to create each audiovisual work in search of a better world. Indigenous craft and artisanal practices,medicinal and health practices, Folklore along with pressing social issues are of utter importance for me.

Top Projects

  • Mohul Mohul

    • Creative Director
    • Video Editor - News
    • Sound Mixer

    This documentary follows the aboriginal process of making Mohua, an intoxicating tribal liquor made out of the Mohul flower, which is nutritious and delicious when taken as food as well. From daybreak till wee hour of night these unfortunate tribal folk of western part of India are spurred on this indigenous drink while living practically on a zero resource zone.

  • Extras, Identity Of Politics

    • Documentary DP

    This film is an interlaced vignette on the life of Junior Artists popularly known as EXTRA or CROWD of Bollywood film industry. The prism of life of six protagonists relentlessly living on a trial in getting a single shooting shift of eight hours for each rolling day... Here the camera rolls to capture that behind the scene reality lived by these lot of artists.

  • Fables Of Birth

    • Documentary DP

    In the remote and forgotten villages of Eastern India, separated from civilization by a vast road-less plain, Dai is delivering a baby exactly as her ancestors would hundreds of years ago. She is a midwife and in this region that is to be a representative of an ancient and mysterious art, often employing methods unthinkable to us in the West. Our heroines, two ancient and delightful midwives, are

  • Thike` Jhi (City Of Maids)

    • Documentary DP

    While the publicity of a contraceptive brand focuses on shuttle sexual emotion of a young maid servant after the obvious find out of that very secret pack desired by the advertiser... Here this film steps in… it enrobes its territory in Kolkata, where every single morning thousands of these thiké jhi (maid servants) from the villages of Bengal, land to ache their bread sans butter...

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All Services


  • Fixer
  • Translator

Production Support

  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • On-Air Reporter / Host
  • Documentary DP
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Reporter / Journalist


  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - News

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