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Shuchi Kothari

Shuchi Kothari is an critically acclaimed writer and producer whose films have screened globally in film festivals including Venice, Cannes, Toronto and Telluride and on online platforms such as Mubi, Netflix and Amazon. Her creative work often focuses on issues of inclusion, exclusion, cultural hegemony, and personal resistance. Shuchis latest co-produced feature film Kāinga (2022), interrogates these themes within a portmanteau format. Shuchi co-founded the Pan-Asian Screen Collective in 2018 to advocate for increased Pan-Asian representation on and behind the screen in Aotearoa New Zealand. She is the director of the Screen Production programme at the University of Auckland where she teaches screenwriting and creative producing.