About Vijay S. Jodha
Vijay is a writer, photographer and filmmaker based in Gurgaon, India. He has produced five books and his projects have been showcased in galleries, museums, art and film festivals worldwide. He studied film making at New York University and has worked with directors Ang Lee and Mira Nair. His films have been broadcast on 75 channels in 195 countries including on BBC, CNN and Discovery.
Vijay's projects have received over 80 honours in 24 countries including 20 best director / film awards; grants from premier cinematic institutions like Sundance, Eurovision and ITVS International; as well as philanthropic institutions like Swiss Development Agency, The Ford Foundation and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Two of Vijay’s books and four of his films are in the U.S. Library of Congress, while one of his projects is archived at OSA Budapest – the premier repository of materials dealing with human rights. Two of his photo projects were listed in Limca Book of (Indian) Records. Parallel to commissioned projects and paid assignments, he has produced and directed over 30 films on pro bono basis, helped set up India's first international artist retreat, and has helped raise over 16 million rupees for various Indian grassroots organisations. Indian Confederation of Non-Government Organisations has honoured Vijay with Media Citizen Award for using media to drive social change. In 2018 he was given the honour of presenting a film and addressing delegates from 193 countries at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.