Ishita Srivastava is the Media Production Associate at Breakthrough, a human rights organization using the power of pop culture and media to transform public attitudes and advance dignity, equality and justice. As part of the media team, Ishita produces video as well as media content for Breakthrough’s websites, including Restore Fairness. She recently produced, directed and edited two short films, Mansimran and Checkpoint Nation? Building Community Across Borders for Restore Fairness.
As a documentary filmmaker, Ishita is interested in harnessing the power of non-fiction storytelling to raise awareness about political and cultural issues. Ishita grew up in New Delhi, India, and completed a BA in English Literature at St. Stephens College in Delhi. She also completed a BA in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths College (London) and a Masters degree in Cinema Studies and Culture and Media at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Netroots Nation participation
- Netroots Nation 2012