Jasmine Dellal

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Little Dust Productions was founded by Jasmine Dellal to produce artistic films with a social conscience.

Jasmine Dellal was raised in England, but also spent much of her childhood in India with her grandmother and godmothers. She received her Bachelors degree in Modern Languages at Oxford University (French and Spanish language/literature, from Balliol College). In 1993, Dellal completed a Master's degree in Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley, where she studied under the acclaimed documentarian Marlon Riggs.

"AMERICAN GYPSY: A Stranger In Everybody's Land" was the first feature documentary to be produced and directed by Dellal. It aired on national US television (PBS' POV series), won awards, and played in U.S. art theaters and in festivals worldwide.

Dellal's next film, "GYPSY CARAVAN: When The Road Bends..." won awards & screened at about 100 international festivals, and theatrically in the USA, UK, Canada, France, Japan, Poland, etc. It was produced in collaboration with ITVS and Fortissimo Films.

For more than 15 years, Dellal's film work has brought her close to many Roma ("Gypsies") and their culture. She is executive producer of the first documentary by an American Rom (George Eli's Searching for the 4th Nail).

While at Berkeley, Dellal won a student Emmy Award for "In His Own Image," a profile of a homeless photographer. She then co-directed "She Says," a half-hour documentary about strong American women dissociating themselves from feminism in the 90s. From 1993-95, Dellal was Associate Producer and Assistant Editor of Marlon Riggs' final film "Black Is...Black Ain't," which showed on TV and theatrically (won top awards from Sundance and many more). Dellal also enjoys working with other filmmakers on their projects (Roko Belic, Genghis Blues; Marco Williams; Sam Green, Utopia in Four Movements, etc).

The mission of Little Dust is to create entertaining films that, in some tiny way, may help make the world a better place. Based in New York and London, Dellal is involved in all aspects of work on independent film, from creation to distribution and extensive social outreach programs.

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