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. Environmental sustainability, social innovation, and empowerment 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, and First Nations archaeology in the Pacific Northwest of British Columbia. In her home-town of Nelson, BC, she coordinates the Nelson Youth Film Festival.
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.
Eva likes to take on various projects, whether it be documentaries, photography, mentoring youth in their own media projects, or communicating the essence of small businesses and non-profits through short films. Eva brings enthusiasm, insight, and good humour to every project she undertakes. She believes everyone’s story is important, and looks forward to learning yours.