You & Eye Films is run by Rani Khanna - independent filmmaker, birth doula, artist - who makes documentaries for broadcast and the NGO sector. You & Eye Films collaborates on artistic audio/visual projects & delivers international filmmaking workshops with a unique twist: integrating a doula approach with creative energy work.
Broadcast: Channel 4, Channel 5, Current TV, Mezzo TV (France) and Aljazeera UK.
Charity and Community Sectors:
Amnesty International, The Media Diversity Institute, SCOPE, the Special Yoga Centre, the Arts Council, Praxis…
Rani Khanna studied Fine Arts & Photography before graduating in 1995, from the London College of Communication (UAL), with a BA (Hons) in Film & Video.
Born in France, raised in London in a multicultural Franco-Indian creative environment, Rani has always been curious about the world, open to collaborative arts projects and committed to a sense of social justice.
This led her to specialise in making documentaries and teaching video production in Higher Education & Further Education as well as for grass-root arts organisations.
In 2008, she founded You & Eye Films. Between 2016 and 2021, she was a guest lecturer at the University of Westminster, teaching a module addressing the representation of gender, sexuality, ageism and disability in the media for the MA Diversity and the Media. In 2021, she successfully applied for a Creative Fellowship in Filmmaking at the University of Birmingham. This led her to make More Than Blood a film about the leading factor contributing to global maternal mortality: postpartum haemorrhage (PPH). In 2022, she traveled to Colombia, where unexpectedly she met in the Sierra Nevada a Mamo, Don Daniel Solis Torres from the Arhuaco tribe who asked her to help him meet the Pope in Rome. And so began a new film project, currently under development.
Rani’s approach is based on trust and understanding, creativity and beauty, paying special attention to culturally sensitive issues and to cross-cultural and social boundaries.
Her work covers a diversity of subjects such as 3-Minute Wonder Leona Alone (Channel 4) on sickle cell disease, Kolkata Books (Aljazeera UK) on globalization in India & Music By… Gabriel Yared, an intimate portrait of the Oscar-winning film composer’s collaboration with Anthony Minghella, for Mezzo, French TV (released on DVD by Digital Classics).