Savitri Medhatul

Savitri Medhatul

Savitri Medhatul is a Mumbai (India) based documentary filmmaker. She has completed her post graduation in Social Communication Media from Sophia Polytechnic (Mumbai). She has directed and produced a documentary film on Lavani performers (women folk performers from Maharashtra, India). She has collaborated on various national and international documentary film projects including documentaries on the Jewish community in Maharashtra, water distribution system and its politics in Mumbai, farmers suicides in Maharashtra, urbanization and public transportation in Mumbai. She has collaborated with institutions such as University College of London, France 5 Web TV, and Savitri is also actively involved in the theatre circuit in Mumbai and is a trained Bharatnatyam dancer and also a civil engineer.

Posts by Savitri Medhatul

September 3, 2015

Interview II: Supriya Chavan

Supriya Chavan is a member of a believer community in Mumbai. She lives in Vasai (a suburb on the edge of Mumbai) and attends a local Hindi language church. She is a widow who provides for her family by doing minor tailoring jobs.

February 26, 2013

Prayer Practices of First Generation Neo-Charismatic Christians in India (A Documentary Film on Their Prayer Practices and the Significance of Prayer in Their Lives)

My project proposes to use the tools of visual ethnography (documentary film) to explore the ritual life and everyday prayer practices of the hugely diverse and rapidly expanding Pentecostal-Charismatic Christian (P/c) congregations in the Indian city of Mumbai. Scholars have noted the dramatic expansion in recent decades of P/c churches across the globe – particularly in the so-called “global south,” where the movement has been particularly dynamic, accounting for the lion’s share of an estimated 9 million new converts every year.