Nilita Vachani


Diamonds in a Vegetable Market, 16mm, documentary, 68 mins, 1992.

Produced by ZDF and FilmSixteen, India 

A look at the underbelly of India‚Äôs informal economy as itinerant sellers become performers on inter-state buses peddling cheap wares and elevated dreams. 

Major Screenings:

Forum for Young Cinema, Berlin International Film Festival

Rotterdam Film Festival 

Cinema du Reel, Paris 

Film Days, Augsburg 

Filmer a Tout Prix, Brussels 

Festival dei Popoli, Florence 

Taipei International Film Festival 

Hawaii International Film Festival 

Sydney International Film Festival

Bermuda International Film Festival New York Film Festival

Leipzig International Film Festival 

New York International Film Festival

Documentary Forum, Sydney and Melbourne


AWARD: BEST FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY (TV) awarded by the Asian Film Academy, London

BROADCASTS: ZDF, BBC, Canal+, SBS, BRT, RTBF, NOS, ORF, Arte, Turkish TV.