Hima B.

Hima B. was born in India & raised in America—a product of cultures that often clash. Her first documentary STRAIGHT FOR THE MONEY about queer sex workers, was included as part of the 1995 Whitney Biennial and has traveled to many international film festivals. She earned an MFA from Mills College. Hima makes social-issue based documentaries, which focus on the experiences of LGBTQ people, women/girls, & people of color. In 2008, Hima launched HIV SISTERS, a series of 10 short docs about women & girls who are impacted, infected, & at-risk for the virus. Hima is currently developing a feature documentary exploring forgiveness and restorative justice through the lens of a friendship that became disrupted when one of the women accidentally shot the other and rendered her a paraplegic.  Hima is also co-producing Chelsi Bullard's feature documentary KIDS CAN SPIT about a 15-yr old Latino high school student who is competing in a hip-hop science competition.  She is also co-founder of Reel NonFiction, a NYC based peer-led group for documentary filmmakers to sharpen their art and craft as storytellers.