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AVASARA

Avasara Teaser

Clip: Intro

Clip: Poonam

One of the students my film follows is Poonam, a strong, funny, and expressive young woman who amid her hardships, is reflective and finds joy where she can.

Girls Playing Soccer

Girls Playing Soccer

Still by Daniel Zvereff. 

For many of the girls in the school, exercise is not a part of their lifestyle. Here we have a moment where the girls play soccer, take a break from their classes, and have a little bit of fun. 

Avasara Exterior

Avasara Exterior

Still by Daniel Zvereff.

Avasara, also the title of my documentary, is a school that provides young women in India with a progressive education, focusing on first and foremost on leadership. My discovery of this school and the stories it holds is nothing more than chance. I first met Roopa, the founder of the school, as we were on our way to a wedding in Romania. During those three hours, I was captivated by her journey, her students, and her vision. Two years later, this documentary came to fruition. 

In Class

In Class

Still by Daniel Zvereff. 

A student attentively watching her teacher move across the chalk board.

Afternoon

Afternoon

Still by Daniel Zvereff.

Students in these photos are waiting their turn to show off their choreography for dance class.

Ascending

Ascending

Still by Daniel Zvereff. 

Every day at noon, the students have their lunches prepared by a woman like the one in the photo.