Reaa Puri

Reaa Puri is a filmmaker, TEDx speaker, and co-founder of Breaktide Productions, a women-of-color-owned media company. Her films explore themes of belonging. Reaa’s short films have screened at Sundance, South by Southwest and London Asia Film Festival. She is a YBCA100 honoree, as well as a recipient of two Cannes Lion awards and the Roselyn Schneider Eisner Prize. Previously, Reaa was the Director of Photography and Editor for Nike’s 2019 Black History Month campaign, show-runner of a Vh1 TV show, and assistant director on feature film MARY KOM, streaming on Netflix. Reaa is a 2021 and 2020 artist-in-residence at the San Francisco Filmhouse, 2020 UnionDocs’ Summer Documentary Lab Fellow, and recipient of the Bay Area Video Coalition’s doc-filmmaker development program. Reaa grew up between California, India, and Kuwait, which influenced her decision to intersect media with social justice.