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Lajwanti Waghray

Lajwanti (Laj) P. Waghray has an extensive background in film and activism. In 2012, she directed and produced Sleepovers, a documentary about four girls as they grow into young adults. She co-directed the third film in Janet Fitchs series, Guns, Grief and Grace in America (2009), co-produced Ramon Rivera-Morets documentary, “On Calloway Street” (2008) and worked as an associate producer for Shari Robertson and Michael Camerinis Well-Founded Fear (2000). Waghray is a 2014 recipient of Kartemquin Films Diverse Voices in Docs fellowship. She also serves on the Milwaukee Film Festival’s Education Committee. In addition to her film work, Waghray has served on the boards of Didi in Milwaukee and Sakhi in New York; both aim at ending domestic violence in the South Asian community. She currently serves on the board of Lynden Sculpture Garden, an institute committed to promoting the enjoyment, understanding, and appreciation of art and sculpture in nature.


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