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About Crazy Bird Lady

Runtime: 20 minutes

Language: English

Genre: Drama

Uma, a middle aged Indian American immigrant woman is a retired ornithologist facing
a debilitating illness, limited extended family support, and a fractured relationship. She
is also faced with challenges resulting from the pandemic and the subsequent racial and
anti-immigrant sentiment in the U.S. The only comfort in her life are her pet parakeets
whom she is reluctant to give up despite pressure from family members and her
declining health. How Uma copes with the challenges surrounding her forms the crux of
the story.

Cast: Uma- Sangeeta Sheela (daughter) Isha Misra Melanie-Karen Rothschild Father- Sudhir Mishra Husband – Vigil Bose

Director: Suneeta Misra

Suneeta Misra has been a Maryland public school teacher for the last 20 plus years. She has made a documentary on the education of dalit in modern India in 2011. As part of this documentary, she explored the challenges faced by young dalit girls in their goal of achieving a high school education. This documentary has been shown as part of World Kids International traveling Film Festival at Mumbai, India and at the DC South Asian Film Festival held on June 1-3, 2012 in Washington DC. Her latest effort is a short film, “A Good Match” which has been completed in January of this year. Currently, she is working on a documentary project called “the Tawaifs of Basuka,” which she plans to complete in 2016-2017.