Claiming Our Voice

Claiming Our Voice
Jennifer Pritheeva Samue
2013 / U.S. / 21min


Claiming Our Voice is a short documentary film by Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel sharing the stories of Andolan, an organization founded and led by South Asian immigrant women low-wage workers as a means to support each other and collectively organize against exploitative work conditions. The film follows the women as they create, rehearse and refine acts for their first popular multi-lingual theater performance, directed by YaliniDream. Claiming Our Voice seeks to break community silence by allowing women to (literally) set the stage for how their stories will be told.



Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel is a filmmaker whose projects connect personal stories to broader themes of migration, identity and movement as activism. Her subject collaborators and protagonists are primarily women whose stories are often ignored by the mainstream media.

She is currently producing talks and workshops for Brooklyn’s outdoor photo festival, Photoville. Prior to that, she was co-founder and curator of the Brooklyn Photo Salon, a lively intergenerational and multicultural quarterly series bringing together emerging and established photographers for community building and dialogue.

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