Monday Interview with Documentary Filmmaker Kavitha Chekuru

Growing up in Lubbock, Texas, Kavitha Chekuru thought she wanted to something that involved journalism and writing. As a history student at Northwestern University, her interest in Latin America took her to a study-abroad program in Bolivia. It was the early 2000s when Kavitha saw two documentaries that changed her life: Control Room and The Corporation. After she graduated college, Kavitha got an internship at Al Jazeera, and has worked there ever since, as an intern, a reporter, and for the past several years, as a producer on Al Jazeera English's documentary show, Fault Lines. She tells us about life as a producer, and how these short documentaries get made- often very quickly.