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Shalini Kantayya

Film Director & Producer
7th Empire Media
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Shalini Kantayya is a Brooklyn based filmmaker and activist known for her debut feature film Catching the Sun, which focuses on the race for a clean energy future. Catching the Sun premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and was named a New York Times Critics' Pick. Most recently Shalini directed the critically acclaimed film Coded Bias, which explores the fallout of MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini's startling discovery that facial recognition does not see dark-skinned faces accurately, and her journey to push for the first-ever legislation in the U.S. to govern against bias in the algorithms that impact us all. Shalini Kantayya's production company 7th Empire Media works to create a culture of human rights and a sustainable planet through imaginative film and television that makes real impact.

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