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When a manual scavenger cannot continue her work emptying
non-flushing outdoor toilets for upper caste villagers,
her 11-year-old daughter must assume the responsibility.

About the AFI

At the world-renowned AFI Conservatory, a dedicated group of working professionals from the entertainment industry serve as mentors in a hands-on, production-based environment nurturing the talents of tomorrow's storytellers. Established in 1967, the AFI is regularly recognized as one of the world’s top film schools. With an emphasis on narrative visual storytelling, personal expression, and professional production standards, Fellows make more films than in any other graduate level program.

As a non-profit educational and cultural organization, AFI relies on the generous financial support from moving image arts enthusiasts like you to provide funding for its programs and initiatives.


Notable Alumni

Terrence Malick - The Thin Red Line,  Tree of Life,  Badlands,  Days of Heaven
Darren Aronofsky - Requiem for a Dream,  Black Swan,  The Wrestler
David Lynch - The Elephant Man,  Blue Velvet,  Mulholland Drive
Edward Zwick - Blood Diamond,  Love & Other Drugs,  Pawn Sacrifice
Andrea Arnold - Fish Tank,  Wuthering Heights,  American Honey
Patty Jenkins - Monster,  Wonder Woman
Uta Briesewitz - The Wire,  Orange is the New Black,  Hung
Brad Falchuk - American Horror Story,  American Crime Story,  Glee
Mimi Leder - Deep Impact,  ER,  Pay it Forward
Paul Schrader - Taxi Driver,  Raging Bull,  Last Temptation of Christ
Wally Pfister - Memento,  The Dark Knight,  Inception,  Moneyball
Matthew Libatique - Requiem for a Dream,  The Fountain,  Iron Man,  Noah
Rachel Morrison - Fruitvale Station,  Dope,  Cake
Janusz Kamiński - Schindler's List,  Saving Private Ryan,  Munich
Robert Richardson - Platoon,  Inglourious Bastards,  Kill Bill,  Shutter Island
Caleb Deschanel - The Natural,  The Black Stallion,  National Treasure
Robert Elswit - There Will Be Blood,  Magnolia,  Punch-Drunk Love,  Boogie Nights
Melina Matsoukas - 'Formation' (Beyonce),  'We Found Love' (Rihanna)