Tarini Manchanda


Tarini has an academic background in Environmental Policy and Sociology. She works as a visual anthropologist, producing films and writings. Tarini’s first film, The Groundwater Up Project was an essay-like exploration of her personal relationship with water and its connection to the city of her birth, Delhi. She then went on to produce work on malnutrition and forests in Madhya Pradesh, as well as conduct field work in rural Orissa, Bangladesh, the Philippiness, Kenya and Northeast India. Much of her work is related to concerns for rivers and forests- with a special focus on the communities and cultures that depend on or nourish the same. Her film project based in Nagaland was pitched at Docedge India, and Union Docs in New York. Tarini’s films have been screened at various reputed festivals and museums across the world, finding support in various grants, fellowships, and non-profit institutions. Her previous work can be found at tarinimanchanda.com. At The Highland Institute, she works on the MyClimate project in coordination with Lue Htar.