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Monsoon, Color photo: Ashok Meeena

Ashok Meena is a freelance cinematographer based in India. He graduated from the  Film and Television Institute of India.  Over the years, he has shot numerous documentaries, fiction films, music videos, and ad films. Some of his notable works include the fiction feature-length "In Retreat by Maisam Ali premiering at the Cannes Film Festival 2024,  feature documentary "Pushkar Puran" directed by Avant Garde filmmaker Kamal Swaroop, the Sundance award-winning documentary "Against The Tide" directed by Sarvnik Kaur, 69th National Award winner "MeenRaag" by Suruchi Sharma and  "Aunty Sudha Aunty Radha " by Tanuja Chandra. His films have won several awards at prestigious film festivals like Sundance, Visions du Réel, DocsBarcelona, Asia Pacific Screen AwardsSan Francisco International Film Festival, Sheffield International Documentary FestivalBusan International Film Festival, IDA-International Documentary Association, IDFA-International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, Bergen International Film Festival, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Munich International Documentary Festival, Mumbai Film Festival, National Awards and Gotham Awards, Acid Cannes. Ashok brings a creative and artistic eye to his cinematography, capturing the essence and emotions of each story in a visually stunning manner.


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CA version of this article appears in print on Nov. 24, 2023, Section C, Page 6 of the New York edition with the headline: Against the Tide

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