Mira Nair: "The Power Of Cinema Is That Everything & Everyone's Important"
She says that she often takes part in group activities like yoga before a call time and invites everyone to join in to create a sense of camaraderie between the people working on set. When each person feels like they are contributing, and that their contributions are appreciated, it makes for a better film. In her keynotes, Nair often discusses the art of film-making and the importance of having a solid crew to help bring your vision to life. Her projects tackle important issues of identity and bridges the gap between different cultures. As talented in front of an audience as she is behind a camera, Nair teaches us how film can combat stereotypes. It is a medium capable of bringing diverse groups of people together—both on and off the screen.