FINE GRAIN FILMS

Fine Grain Films was founded in 2010 by Sri Lankan-American filmmaker and photographer, Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel. Jennifer tells personal stories that connect to larger themes of migration, identity and movement, music and art as activism. Her subject collaborators are often women whose stories are ignored by the mainstream media.

In 2013, Fine Grain Films completed Claiming Our Voice, a story documenting the creation of a community theater project by Andolan, an institution founded by and for low-wage South Asian women domestic workers in Queens, NY. In 2011, Fine Grain Films created a short about Ethiopian Jazz legend, Mulatu Astatke’s African Jazz Village. In 2010, we made Ezili with choreographer, dancer and frequent collaborator, Adia Whitaker of Ase Dance Theatre Collective and Joshua Bee Alafia. Fine Grain Films is currently in production on Folklore & Fishnets, a story about a young Brooklyn-based neo-folkloric performance ensemble that specializes in dance theater of the African diaspora.