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  • “On Location, Hyderabad, India”On Location, Hyderabad, India

Laj P. Waghray

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Red Crane Films
Milwaukee, WI 53217

(414) 587-0569
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artist bio

Lajwanti (Laj) P. Waghray has an extensive background in film and activism. In 2012, she directed and produced “Sleepovers,” a documentary about four girls as they grow into young adults. She co-directed the third film in Janet Fitch’s series, “Guns, Grief and Grace in America” (2009), co-produced Ramon Rivera-Moret’s documentary, “On Calloway Street" (2008) and worked as an associate producer for Shari Robertson and Michael Camerini’s “Well-Founded Fear” (2000). Waghray is a 2014 recipient of Kartemquin Films’ Diverse Voices in Docs fellowship. She also serves on the Milwaukee Film Festival's Education Committee. In addition to her film work, Waghray has served on the boards of Didi in Milwaukee and Sakhi in New York; both aim at ending domestic violence in the South Asian community. She currently serves on the board of Lynden Sculpture Garden, an institute committed to promoting the enjoyment, understanding, and appreciation of art and sculpture in nature.

artist statement

Red Crane Productions strives to make meaningful films that celebrate the artistic nature of the medium and address important social issues, serving as a catalyst for discussion. The crane represents honor, longevity and soaring spirit to cultures worldwide, and the origami symbols of Red Crane demonstrate how, with a little creativity and perseverance, we can produce something beautiful.