Smriti Keshari

Keshari, Smriti

  • Position: Director
  • Company: Das Bombe

Smriti Keshari is an award-winning filmmaker, artist, and director. Her work explores issues outside the mainstream and seeks to inspire social change. Most recently, Keshari was a producer of Food Chains, a documentary that premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival in 2014. Narrated by Forrest Whitaker and featuring commentary by Eva Longoria and Eric Schlosser, it examined the plight of migrant farm workers in the United States. The New York Times praised Food Chains, calling it “rousing...emphatic and empathetic." The film helped the Coaltion of Immokalee Workers, the farm worker group it profiles, to reach a landmark agreement with Wal-Mart and win the 2014 Clinton Global Citizen Award.