Avantika Hari Agrawal '02
Majors: Digital Arts, Economics
Organizations: Values Council
Born in India and raised in the Middle East, Avantika is writer and director of the award-winning film Land Gold Women. Avantika conceptualized, wrote, directed and co-produced this film in both English and Urdu about honor killing. An honor killing is the homicide of a member of a family or social group by another member who thinks the victim has brought shame or dishonor upon the family or community. She was motivated to act by a newspaper article about just such a homicide in London. A storyteller at heart, she used her talent to cast a light on an outdated practice in hopes of finding effective solutions to end the senseless violence.