U.S. Army veteran, Satinder Kaur is an award-winning writer, director, and producer. Kaur is a determined dreamer who believes storytelling is an ancient superpower that continues to transform the world today.
She has written and directed several award-winning and widely viewed shorts. Her film, The Last Killing, on police brutality and the decade of disappearance in Punjab, India, won the Amnesty International Best Human Rights Short award in 2014. As the multimedia director of Ensaaf, she spearheaded the video advocacy efforts of the largest human rights documentation initiative in India. During this time, she traveled throughout Punjab and interviewed survivors of torture and police brutality.
Kaur’s short script Blood and Glory was featured in a selected works workshop at Sony Pictures. She was recently selected as a fellow of the Writer’s Guild Foundation’s year-long Veterans Writing Project, and has also collaborated with LACMA on the Veterans Make Movies workshop series. She is currently working on her first feature film.
After attaining her BA in Journalism from the University of Washington, Kaur went on to complete her MFA in film production at the University of Southern California. There she won the James Bridges Award for excellence in film directing.