Joyojeet Pal is the producer and researcher of “For the Love of a Man.” He is an assistant professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Information where his work focuses on technology user experience and accessibility in low- and middle-income countries. His recent research looks at the use of social media in political communication in India, specifically on the role of online brand building. “For the Love of a Man” is his first documentary film, the idea of which came during his doctoral field work examining the use of computers by children in rural Tamil Nadu, which he found was deeply influecned by Rajinikanth’s role as a software engineer in the 2007 blockbuster, Sivaji.
Erica Cho is a visual artist, filmmaker and Assistant Professor of Narrative Media in the Department of Visual Arts at UCSD. She is also a film curator for the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.
Ashvin Kini is a PhD candidate in Literature at UCSD. His dissertation, Racial Encounters: Queer Affiliations in Black and South Asian Diasporas, examines the racial, gender, and sexual politics of diasporic literature and cinema.
Sowparnika Balaswaminathan is a PhD student in Anthropology at UCSD.