Chanda is passionate about writing. She has authored a range of guides to accompany her films, as well as blogs and columns about documentary filmmaking.


Documentary column, troy media

A column that introduces readers to a different documentary each month: its story, its themes, and its merit— and then takes us deeper, revealing an insider’s perspective on the creative, practical, and political issues facing the Canadian documentary film industry.

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living Downstream Guides

Three comprehensive guides to help viewers make use of Living Downstream in their lives and their work. Living Downstream ~ In the Classroom is an interdisciplinary guide for university, college, and high school educators. Living Downstream ~ In the Community is a comprehensive guide for activists, nonprofits, and community groups using the film as a catalyst for change. Living Downstream ~ At Home is a quick reference guide for individuals and families.

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A Tale of Two nursing mothers, on the issues magazine

A 1500-word personal essay reflecting on the author’s twin identities as documentary filmmaker and breastfeeding mother.

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adventures in outreach

Chanda's blog about her experiences while working to get the word out about Living Downstream. Chanda has three simple goals: to ensure that the film is seen, used, and has an impact. Join Chanda on her adventures in outreach as she tries to realize these goals.

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