The film project’s purpose is to pay tribute to Krsnanandini Dasi by presenting her inspiring life and the impact she made on her family, spiritual community, and society at large.
Your donations will help us to preserve Krsnanandini Dasi’s life and legacy with a documentary that depicts Krsnanandini Dasi’s journey and impact based on interviews with herself, with additionally recorded events and family gatherings, as well as interviews with family members and people who were impacted by her life. Language: English with the option of subtitles in different languages. Distribution: worldwide through streaming services, ISKCON-organizations, and educational institutions.
Krishna-lila dasi (Krisztina Danka, Ph.D.) is a religious and literary studies scholar, an activist, cultural diplomat and filmmaker. She possesses a Ph.D. in Comparative Literary Studies and Vaishnava Aesthetics from the University of Budapest, Hungary, a Certificate in Screenwriting from New York University, and a Certificate in Documentary Film Producing from the New York Film Academy.
As a college lecturer she taught Vaishnava Literature and Media Communications for 15 years and Visual Arts and Design for 4 years.
She is the writer-producer of over 40 feature documentaries, short films and videos, author of three books, and dozens of articles. Her films related to bhakti-culture, environmental, human rights, religious and minority issues, and interfaith dialogue, have been broadcast on several international television channels. Her works includes the feature documentaries The Joy of Devotion, The Stolen River and Nature’s I.Q. (See more info, and links to films below.)
Her films have received 14 awards, including the American Religion Communications Council’s DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Award in Chicago, IL, for her The Joy of Devotion film; the top ‘Best in Show’ Award at the Cinema Verde International Environmental Films & Arts Festival in Gainesville, FL; ‘The Best Green Film’ Award at the LIFFT India Cinefest in Mumbai, India, and an ‘Award of Recognition’ at the prestigious Impact DOCS Award Competition in California for her The Stolen River film.
For her services in the International Society for Krishna-consciousness, in 2016, Krishna-lila received the ‘ISKCON Europe Excellence Award’ from the European GBC. For her achievement in presenting the bhakti-culture through filmmaking, in 2017, in Mayapur, she was given the ‘Lifetime Achievements’ Nityananda Award.
Vaisnhavi Ministry NA aims to uphold Srila Prabhupada’s legacy in relation to Vaishnavis, honoring Krsnanandini Devi’s life and service aligns with our mission to facilitate the Vaishnavi voice in diverse aspects of devotional life and inspire women who are inquisitive about bhakti. We know generations to come will benefit from this association with a wonderful devotee of Sri Krishna and disciple of Srila Prabhupada through this film.