About Eva Anandi
Eva, also known as Anandi, divides her time between British Columbia, Canada, and the Himalayas of India – a divide which reflects in her two names. Wherever she is in the world, Eva is always on the search for stories, which she tells through film, photography, and writing.
She is interested in the strings that tie us together, and the power of story to effect positive change. Social justice, environmental advocacy and creative expression are themes that run through her work.
Filmmaking has taken her around the world where she has documented stories of school children planting mangroves to combat flooding in India, street photography as a form of self-representation in Haiti, youth leadership in Rwanda, and First Nations language revitalization in Canada’s North West Territories and Nunavut. She currently lives on Coast Salish Territory in Vancouver, BC, where she works as a freelance cinematographer and documentary director.
Her interest in people, cultures, and languages led her to pursue an undergraduate degree in Anthropology and Spanish at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and a graduate degree in Communications from Concordia University in Montreal.
She finds inspiration in giving voice to underrepresented peoples and issues, and communicating stories of resilience.