Sruti Harihara Subramanian, National Award-winning filmmaker and Co-Founder of Goli Soda

Sruti Harihara Subramanian, National Award-winning filmmaker and Co-Founder of Goli Soda

  • She is a national award-winning filmmaker.
  • She is also the Co-Founder of Goli Soda.

 

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Overview

“Treat the earth well. It was not given to you by your parents. It was loaned to you by your children.

Sustainable development refers to a system that uses resources in such a way as to preserve the resources for both present and future generations. ‘Using of alternative and renewable resources of energy and ‘conservation’ are two aspects of sustainable development. ‘Rainwater harvesting’, ‘saving trees’, ‘conserving energy, etc. are modes of sustainability. Sruti Harihara Subramanian, National Award-winning filmmaker and Co-Founder of Goli Soda shares her insights on living a sustainable life.

00:28- About Sruti Harihara Subramanian

  • She is a national award-winning filmmaker.
  • She is also the Co-Founder of Goli Soda.
  • She made her debut feature film ‘A Far Afternoon’ on Krishen Khanna.

01:05- What got you started in the film business?

  • I come from a family that never watched films.
  • A turning point for me was during high school, so that was the time when we had to make a decision on what career do we need to take.

03:12- Did you train as a filmmaker?

  • I had no mentors I haven’t seen anybody around me from the film industry, so I had no clue what I had to do.
  • I took up a course called visual communication.
  • More than the course, I would say my work experience was my teacher.
  • At the age of 19, I won the pageant Miss Chennai, and that opened up the world of modeling and advertising for me.

07:36- About ‘A Far Afternoon’

  • Initially, this film was not meant to be a film.
  • It was just an archival project.
  • The primal art foundation wanted me to come to Gurgaon and shoot Krishen Khanna’s painting.
  • When we started shooting him, he was 89. He was such a charming man.
  • I wet back to them and said can I make this as a film, and they said the go-ahead.

14:58- About Goli Soda

  • I have always been concerned about the environment and nature.
  • My first step towards sustainability was at the age of six when I gave up meat and I gave up wearing silk and leather.
  • It is a multi-brand platform where we curate sustainable products, and we are very strict in our curation.
  • We look at sustainability in a holistic way where we also ensure that it’s fair trade, locally sourced, and ethically sourced.

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Sruti Harihara Subramanian is a National award-winning filmmaker who is passionate about sustainability. She has a deep love for animals, environment, art, culture, travel and believes in empathetic living.

Her debut feature documentary ‘A Far Afternoon ‘ on eminent painter Krishen Khanna bagged the Rajat Kamal for the best art/cultural film at the 63rd Indian National Film Awards and also the best music for non-feature film.

Sruti has conceived and directed the Amazon Exclusive musical docu-series “HARMONY with AR Rahman.”

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