Indian film pioneer Vijaya Mulay
Vijaya Mulay receives a documentary filmaking lifetime achievement award from India’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in February, 2002.
She says of this award, “It came in the name of a film pioneer, Shantaram, along with a citation, a golden conch trophy (real gold I was told) and a cheque of one hundred thousand rupees. I am the fourth person and the first woman to get this award. I kept the trophy but gave the money to an N.G.O. that is setting up an Internet site for documentaries.”