Filmmaker Pete Nicks on The Kamla Show

FILMMAKER PETE NICKS ON “THE FORCE” PART-2

We bring you a 2-part conversation with Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Pete Nicks. He is the chief storyteller of Open’hood, an Oakland-based non-profit organization. Story telling is one of the best ways to connect with your community shares Nicks. This San Francisco Bay area-based filmmaker is making a trilogy of films on Oakland, California. Each film… Continue Reading


DR. MICHAEL MERZENICH ON BEING A SCIENTIST AND AN ENTREPRENEUR

Dr. Michael Merzenich is an author, entrepreneur and an educator, who won the Kavli Prize for neuroscience in 2016. He is the co-founder and chief scientist at Posit Science of San Francisco that makes brain training software products. In our 2-part series of conversation we spoke to Dr.Merzenich about what drew him to study the brain, his… Continue Reading


Linda Pouilot on The Kamla Show

WOMEN IN TECH: LINDA POULIOT

Linda Pouliot moved from New York to  Silicon Valley to start a company, but did not know what kind of startup she wanted to create. That she did not have an engineering degree or a background in tech companies did not faze Pouliot. All she wanted to do is start a company in Silicon Valley… Continue Reading


Uo Down And SIdeways

3rd i’s SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL SOUTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL

This year’s 3rd i’s Annual San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival: Bollywood and Beyond (SFISAFF) is back with a wonderful repertoire of films from South Asia, US and Canada. The festival has an interesting mix of feature films, documentaries, shorts and conversations with filmmakers.  SFISAFF  runs from Nov 1, 2018 to Nov 4, 2018 in… Continue Reading


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KENW PBS New Mexico Is Broadcasting Our Women in Science and Tech Series

KENW PBS Portales New Mexico is broadcasting Season 2 of our Women in Science and Tech from Silicon Valley series. KENW started broadcasting the 13-part series from September 2018. You can catch the next episode from our series on Friday, Oct 12, 2108 at 4.30 pm Mountain Daylight Time. KENW PBS Portales New Mexico broadcasts… Continue Reading


Dr. Gini Deshpande on The Kamla Show

Women in Tech: Dr. Gini Deshpande of NuMedii

Dr. Gini Deshpande is the founder and CEO of NuMedii, a biotech startup in Silicon Valley. We talk to her about raising money from Venture Capitalists (VC) and how valuations work. She pitched to 40 VCs before successfully raising a round of funding from 2 of them. This is a highlight of a longer interview… Continue Reading


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UEN TV Broadcasts Our Women in Science & Tech Series

Utah Education Network TV (UEN) is broadcasting Season 2 of our Women in Science and Tech from Silicon Valley series. UEN started broadcasting the 13-part series on Women in Science and Tech from September 2018 and will run through December 2018. You can catch the series on UEN TV on the following days at Mountain… Continue Reading


The Kamla Show - Interview with the filmmakers of Science Fair

SCIENCE FAIR FILMMAKERS CRISTINA CONSTANTINI & DARREN FOSTER

We spoke with filmmakers Darren Foster and Christina Constantini about the making of their lover letter of a film called Science Fair.  The film won an audience award at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. “Olympics of Science Fair,” is how one of the students describes this annual science festival that changes the lives of high school… Continue Reading


The Kamla Show YouTube Channel

THE KAMLA SHOW YOUTUBE CHANNEL

The Kamla Show’s YouTube channel features in-depth interviews with entrepreneurs, artists, filmmakers, technologists, writers from in and around the San Francisco Bay Area. Do consider subscribing to The Kamla Show’s YouTube channel.      


The Kamla Show interview with Bjorn Runge on The Wife

FILMMAKER BJORN RUNGE ON THE WIFE & GLENN CLOSE

Swedish filmmaker Bjorn Runge talks about the making of his film The Wife based on a novel by Meg Wolitzer. The film stars Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons and others. Jane Anderson wrote the screenplay for The Wife, who also wrote the screenplay for Olive Keterridge and Mad Men among others.  The Wife… Continue Reading


The Kamla Show interview of Andy Hertzfeld

ANDY HERTZFELD & BILL ATKINSON ON MACINTOSH & GENERAL MAGIC

Bill Atkinson and Andy Hertzfeld dropped out of their respective PhD programs and joined Apple Computer when it was still a young company. Steve Jobs persuaded them to join the company and they share how his persuasion worked. Both Atkinson and Hertzfeld made key and valuable contributions to Apple’s early products and some of them… Continue Reading


The Kamla Show - Interview with Noel Dockstader on POINT OF NO RETURN

FILMMAKER NOEL DOCKSTADER ON POINT OF NO RETURN

Filmmaker Noel Dockstader shares why his creative partner Quinn Kanaly and he were drawn into making  their “in the moment” film Point of No Return. The filmmakers spent over 3 years in making their film about the first solar plane – Solar Impulse – that flew around the world by using renewable energy. What drew them… Continue Reading


The Kamla Show interview with Jonathan Kauffman on Hippie Food

JONATHAN KAUFFMAN ON HIPPIE FOOD IN AMERICA

Jonathan Kauffman is a food writer at San Francisco Chronicle and the author of Hippie Food: How Back-to-the-Landers, Longhairs, and Revolutionaries Changed the Way We Eat (2018), his debut book and a fascinating one on the history of food in American kitchens.  Kauffman spent 5 years researching and writing this book that makes for an… Continue Reading


FILM NOTES: CRAZY RICH ASIANS

Last week I watched a preview of filmmaker Jon M. Chu’s Crazy Rich Asians in Silicon Valley. It was pretty entertaining and I was laughing  throughout the film as were other Asian-Americans in the audience. I connected with the film and realized that I was not bored even for a wee bit. But to my puzzlement… Continue Reading


Kimberly Reed on Dark Money

FILMMAKER KIMBERLY REED ON DARK MONEY

Filmmaker Kimberly Reed shares how and why she made her new documentary Dark Money. Reed looks at how dark money enters the domestic politics of her home state of Montana and influenced the outcome of political elections. Dark money means money that cannot be traced to its source, Dark Money is a phrase that people… Continue Reading


Ben Rekhi on The Kamla Show

AN INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKER BEN REKHI

Filmmaker Ben Rekhi grew up in Silicon Valley surrounded by entrepreneurs and startup. It was not tech startups, but making films that was his passion. We sit down with Rekhi to find out why he left Silicon Valley and why he headed south to Los Angeles to become a dream merchant.  There is a lot… Continue Reading


San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2018

SAN JOSE JAZZ SUMMERFEST HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE FROM JAZZ TO FUNK TO BLUES & SALSA

What a great way to start off the 2018 San Jose Jazz Summer Fest with one of America’s well-known party band – Kool & The Gang. The celebration time starts on Friday, Aug 10, 2018 and continues till Sunday, Aug 12, 2018.  (This post was updated on Aug 11, 2018 to reflect chances in the schedule.)… Continue Reading


Tony Misch - The Kamla Show

TONY MISCH ON ALBERT EINSTEIN’S CONNECTION TO SILICON VALLEY

Albert Einstein has an interesting connection to Silicon Valley explains Tony Misch, Director, Lick Observatory Historical Collections. Turns out that Einstein’s famous theory of relativity needed to be proven and it was an astronomer from Lick Observatory in Silicon Valley, who helped prove the theory in 1922 shares Misch. This is a highlight of an… Continue Reading


Kimberly Reed

KIMBERLY REED ON DARK MONEY

Kimberly Reedis the director & producer Dark Money(2018), a documentary that traces the role of dark money in the state politics of Montana. What did Montana do differently compared to other states in tracking the role of dark money in their elections? How did Republicans and Democrats in that state come together to take this… Continue Reading


Bill Atkinson on his mother as his role model

APPLE PIONEER BILL ATKINSON: MY MOTHER IS MY ROLE MODEL

“My mother is my role model,” shares Bill Atkinson, who is well-known for his pioneering work at Apple Computers.QuickDraw,MacPaint,HyperCard,dropdown menu are some of the things that Atkinson created when he was with Apple.He then went on to co-found General Magic with Andy Hertzfeld and Marc Porat. We caught with Atkinson during the San Jose premiere… Continue Reading


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PBS GUAM AIRS OUR 9-PART SERIES ON WOMEN IN SCIENCE & TECH FROM Silicon Valley

PBS Guam starts airing our 9-part series on Women in Science and Tech from Silicon Valley on Sundays at 6.00 pm Guam time, which is 1.00 am PST. The first episode features Suzanne Frey of Google and airs on Sunday, July 15. 2018 at 6.00 pm. The series on Women in Science and Tech is… Continue Reading


The Kamla Show - Women in Science & Tech

PBS STATION KSMQ AIRS OUR 13-PART SERIES ON WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND TECH

Our 13-part series on Women in Science and Technology from Silicon Valley starts airing from July on KSMQ, PBS station for Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa. The weekly episode air on Saturdays at 9.30 CST right after  Masterpiece Theatre. KSMQ is available on on  Dish Network, Direct TV, Jaguar or Antenna on Channel 15 and Channel 779… Continue Reading


Guneet Monga The Kamla Show

GUNEET MONGA ON KARAN JOHAR & THE LUNCHBOX

Filmmaker Guneet Monga is consumed by films and filmmaking and it should come as no surprise that earlier this year she became a member of  Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. We caught up with Monga earlier this year in San Francisco Bay Area to find out how she became a filmmaker and what… Continue Reading


WOMEN IN SCIENCE & TECH: LEILA TAKAYAMA

Dr. Leila Takayama is a cognitive scientist with a deep interest in human-robotics interaction. She is a teacher at University of California, Santa Cruz. This is a highlight of an upcoming interview with Dr. Takayama where she shares how she got interested in math and science and how she developed an interest in cognitive science… Continue Reading


VIDEO: FILMMAKERS BETSY WEST & JULIE COHEN ON THE MAKING OF RBG DOCUMENTARY

RBG traces Justice Ginsburg life growing up as a first generation American in Brooklyn to studying law at Cornell & Columbia and then making her career as a lawyer and a teacher. She became the second woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton.


FILMMAKER MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS on GODARD MON AMOUR

We caught up with Academy award-winning director Michel Hazanavicius  when he was in San Francisco for the SFFILM festival. We spoke to him about his new film Godard Mon Amour. The film is based on the memoirs of Anne Wiazemsky, who was married to Godard and looks at a specific time period in the couple’s life –… Continue Reading


VIDEO: DR. CYNTHIA LEE OF STANFORD ON WOMEN IN STEM

Dr. Cynthia Lee teaches computer science at Stanford University. Dr. Lee shares how young children (girls and boys) are equally interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), but by the time they enter middle school that interest appears to undergo a change and the number of girls interested in STEM declines. She shares how… Continue Reading