Ruchika is of Indian roots but was born and raised in Indonesia and Singapore. She’s worked on several documentary projects, starting out as an assistant editor and researcher for the award-winning “Born into Brothels” and Discovery Channel commissioned projects. She has worked with several well-known documentary filmmakers in India and is currently co-directing and producing a documentary film about artists behind-the-scenes working in Bollywood. “The Great Indian Marriage Bazaar” happens to be the first documentary she has conceptualized and directed.
Asides from her production experience, she is passionate about community media and media literacy, having worked with various not-for-profits in the U.S. and India, to name a few: The Global Lives Project, Video Volunteers and a MacArthur Foundation seeded video-blogging project for girls called Women Aloud Video Empowerment.
Director: The Great Indian Marriage Bazaar
In the middle of a family wedding, documentary filmmaker, Ruchika is put on the spot as her aunts poke at her about ‘mission son-in-law’. As the pressure mounts, Ruchika narrates her story of going through with the arranged marriage process in modern-day India. video.