What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.

Pericles quotes (Ancient Greek Politician, General and Statesman, of the aristocratic Alcmaeonid family. 495 BC-429 BC )

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Vidyut Latay is an award winning documentary filmmaker originally from India currently living in the United States. Her debut groundbreaking film “BEYOND SILENCE” has screened twice on PBS and is one of the first documentary films made in India that celebrates deafness and deaf culture and does not highlight deafness as a disability or illness.

Beyond Silence has won Audience Choice award at the Mumbai Women’s international film festival, the Award of Merit at the Best Shorts competition, La Jolla, California and the 1st Runner up/2nd prize at the Shorts showcase festival, PBS-KVCR. In 2013 Vidyut was invited to sit on a prestigious panel of experts at the 6th Clin d'Oeil Festival, Round table of Directors in Reims, France.

In 2013, the film was invited at the Incloodu Deaf Arts Festival,London (the first multimedia festival of arts in England for the deaf and hard of hearing), the documentary has been a part of the curriculum at prestigious universities like Gallaudet university, in Washington D.C and UCLA, Los Angeles, and has been used in several governmental training programs in India. The film is regularly screened in schools in London, US, at the Malta Deaf Association and is being used in workshops and seminars in colleges and universities.

Vidyut has an international experience of working in media industry in India where she previously worked as an Executive Producer for India’s’ premier television networks like Zee TV and Zoom (The Times of India group).

Currently she is developing a feature documentary about legal high-skilled immigrants in the US.