Announcing Kamal Musale as director of the film

We are very pleased to announce that Kamal Musale will direct the charity film based on Mother Teresa's life.

Kamal Musale is a very talented and versatile filmmaker of Swiss-Indian descent, alternating between documentary and fiction work, and who lives between India and Switzerland. After graduating as a writer/director from the National Film School in England, he started his career in 1989 with the acclaimed short film "Three Soldiers" which was selected in Cannes and was to become a classic and already pointed toward the daring and sensual world Kamal would go to explore in over 30 films to date.

Kamal's last three movies have been shot in India: the feature documentary "Millions Can Walk", about the Jan Satyagraha "March for Justice" which saw landless Indian farmers marching for their rights which he co-directed with Christoph Schaub was awarded best documentary in the Stuttgart Indian Film festival Stuttgart and nominated for Best Film at the Swiss festival the Prix de Soleure); Bumbai Bird, a social-poetic view on different people living in Mumbai today, is starting its festival career now, and The Hermit, a dark comedy about property and identity, with its Canadian and Indian cast, is completing post-production for a theater release next year.

Kamal worked on the screenplay for the Mother Teresa film for the past three years and developed a deep knowledge of the spiritual path of Mother Teresa. This combined with his extensive experience filming in India over the past decade convinced the Zariya team that Kamal was the best possible choice to direct the film.

We are very excited that Kamal committed to the project and are looking forward to working with him.

In 2017, our priorities lie with assembling the cast, technical crew (and, potentially, co-production companies), while continuing to raise funds internationally.