After My Garden Grows, is a new short documentary by Megan Mylan, the Oscar® winning director of Smile Pinki and Lost Boys of Sudan.  The film tells the story of Monika Barman, a rural Indian teenager growing food to feed her family and the seeds of her own independence in a tiny rooftop garden.  The film premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and launched in India in November 2014.

2014, Color, Bengali with English subtitles, 10 minutes.

A Principe Productions film supported by Sundance Institute in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with additional support from the Kendeda Fund. India release produced by the Indian Documentary Foundation.


Megan Mylan is a New York-based documentary filmmaker whose work has been recognized with an Academy Award®, Emmy-nominations, Independent Spirit Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Through extensive social action campaigns, Megan’s films have raised millions of dollars for charitable causes, motivated thousands of volunteers and informed public policy. She recently completed, Raça, a documentary on Brazil’s unfolding struggle for racial equality the film enjoyed a national theatrical release in Brazil and is heading to television. Megan directed and produced the Oscar®-winning film Smile Pinki broadcast on HBO and the Sundance Channel in the U.S. and internationally. Her film, Lost Boys of Sudan, had a 70-city theatrical release and international broadcast in 30 countries. Megan also directed Batidania on Brazilian resistance music and worked on a variety of films including the Oscar®-nominated, Long Night’s Journey Into Day and the Sundance Award winning film Sing Faster. Before beginning in documentary, Megan worked with Ashoka, an international development non-profit, in the U.S. and Brazil. She has a Bachelor’s from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and Masters’ degrees in Journalism and Latin American Studies from the University of California at Berkeley where she recently served as guest director of the Documentary program at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.

director/producer             MEGAN MYLAN

editor                                 PURCELL CARSON

camera                               MARIO FURLONI

sound                                 SONIA NARANG

field producers                  TESS JOSEPH and ROOP SEN

assistant editor                 NINA SEN

color grader                      GARY COATES

audio post                         JIM LEBRECHT

music                                 PRASANNA