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Nandita Ahmed (www.nanditaahmed.com) is an artist and a filmmaker. After graduating from Wellesley College, she started her career in various TV stations, including WGBH Boston and DoorDarshan India and then in commercial production at Fly Communications, a boutique-sized ad agency in New York City. At Fly, Nandita worked on high-profile accounts such as Amazon.com, New York Jets, the French Culinary Institute, and various Condé Nast Publications.
Nandita is the founder and creative director of Brand Bean LLC (www.brandbean.com), a design and production outfit. Nandita’s work focuses largely on equality and women’s issues. The first documentary feature that Nandita worked on, A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers is an in-depth subject driven feature length documentary focusing on a Bangladeshi all-female Formed Police Unit on a UN peacekeeping mission with MINUSTAH in Haiti. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAR3SXSme6c).
Nandita has also worked extensively with various development agencies, including the United Nations, UNICEF, Women’s World Banking and Acumen. Last year, for International Women’s Day 2019, Nandita produced a video What does a Free Woman look like? with dozens of women speaking over 25 languages from all around the globe, which was featured on the Glamour Magazine social network (twitter.com/glamourmag/status/1104025675525246977).
Nandita was born and raised in Dhaka, Bangladesh, established her career in Brooklyn, and splits her time between Europe and United States.