Reed Lindsay is a documentary filmmaker and journalist with 14 years of experience reporting, investigating, writing, producing, directing and mentoring around the world. In 2014, he won a Gracie Award for Fists of Fury, a short film about a 15-year-old girl in Kolkata, India, striving to be a champion boxer. He was one of the first journalists to enter Libya after the uprising, and co-directed an hour-long film called Benghazi Rising that was nominated for a Rory Peck Award for best documentary in 2011. He reported on the Egyptian rebellion from beginning to end, filming by day and sometimes sleeping under a blanket in Tahrir Square at night. He was one of the first journalists to arrive in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, with only his camera and the clothes on his back. From 2004 until 2009, he was based in Port-au-Prince, reporting on the struggles of the Haitian people. He lived in a slum and helped found a group of community volunteers who formed two tuition-free schools serving 250 children. His work has been published in more than 20 newspapers and magazines, aired on numerous radio stations, and broadcast on television news networks throughout the world. He speaks three languages fluently (English, Spanish and Haitian Creole), is conversant in Egyptian Arabic and is learning Portuguese and German.
Inside the SOA
PASSWORD: chaitali Defying stereotypes and overcoming social pressure, 15-year-old Chaitali Kapat pursues her dream to become a champion boxer in Kolkata, India. Along the way, she strives to fill the void left by her father’s death, to prove her worth, and to save her family.