Call Center Blues (2019)

Directed by Geeta Gandbhir

Call Center Blues is a lyrical portrait of an unlikely community of US deportees and their loved ones struggling to rebuild their lives in Tijuana, Mexico.

Status: In post-production


About the team

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GEETA GANDBHIR (Director) has been nominated for three Emmy Awards and won two. Most recently, she co-directed the feature documentary "I Am Evidence" for HBO and a short film, "Love the Sinner." Both films premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. Her feature documentary, "Prison Dogs," which she co-directed with Perri Peltz, premiered at the 2016
Tribeca Film Festival, and a feature documentary she directed with Academy Award winning director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, "A Journey of A Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers," premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and will be broadcast on PBS in 2018. She is also currently co-directing and co-producing a "Conversation on Race" series with The New York Times Op-Docs, which won an Online Journalism Award for Online Commentary, an AFI Documentary Film Festival Audience Award for Best Short, and garnered a MacArthur Grant. She also co-directed and edited the film, "Remembering the Artist, Robert De Niro, Sr.," with Perri Peltz for HBO which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014. 

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NANDITA AHMED (Assistant Editor) is an artist, designer, and filmmaker. After graduating from Wellesley College she started her career with various TV stations including WGBH in Boston and DoorDarshan in Ahmedabad and then as a Producer / Editor at Fly Communications, a boutique-sized ad agency based in New York City. At Fly, Nandita worked on high-profile accounts including Amazon.com, New York Jets, the French Culinary Institute, and various Condé Nast Publications. Since then, Nandita has started her own shop, Brand Bean LLC, and has expanded her portfolio into documentary films. Nandita was born and raised in Dhaka, Bangladesh and resides in Brooklyn, New York.

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VIRIDIANA LIEBERMAN (Editor) has worked in television, film and short form digital content as an editor, director, and writer for the past 10 years. Her first documentary feature BEHIND THE OCTAGON, chronicling the musical Lesbian Love Octagon, was chosen to be workshopped at the 2013 CineSLAM Program at the Pride of the Ocean Film Festival. In 2014, her book Sports Heroines on Film: A Critical Study of Cinematic Women Athletes, Coaches and Owners was released by McFarland Publishing. She worked on BACK ON BOARD: GREG LOUGANIS which aired on HBO in 2014 and NOTHING LEFT UNSAID: GLORIA VANDERBILT AND ANDERSON COOPER which aired on HBO in 2016. She edited I AM EVIDENCE, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2017. And she also edited and co-directed FATTITUDE, an upcoming feature length documentary that exposes how popular culture fosters fat prejudice.

Producer
Jessica Devaney