Ram Devineni is a documentary filmmaker, publisher and founder of Rattapallax films and magazine. He produced The Russian Woodpecker, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. He is the creator of the augmented reality social-activist comic book series, Priya’s Shakti which received the Tribeca Film Institute New Media Fund from the Ford Foundation and was supported by the World Bank. Devineni was honored by UN Women as a “gender equality champion” for creating India’s first female superhero character.
While at Camargo, Devineni will develop an interactive comic book that focuses on migration of women from Syria and other countries into Europe resulting from recent conflicts. The comic book will be based on real-life interviews and stories and use augmented reality to bring the artwork to life.
Ram Devineni is in residence at Camargo from June 12 to July 12, 2020, in partnership with Jerome Foundation.