New Delhi, Delhi, India
Gurmeet Sapal is a filmmaker based in New Delhi, India. He actively works for some of leading international broadcasters including Al Jazeera, Channel 9 (60 minutes), National Geographic Channel, Discovery, BBC, ZDF, ABC and is on the panel of United Nations and films and photographs actively with various UN bodies.
His interests are social issues, climate change, environment, wildlife and travel.
He passed out of Indian Institute of Mass Communications in 1998 and has been making wildlife and environment films to sensitize viewers ever since. Gurmeet’s debut film ‘Chasing butterflies’ is has been shown to millions of kids all over the country. The film takes life cycle of butterflies out of the textbooks and repackages it into the most interesting form of story telling.
Gurmeet directed and produced a TV series called ‘Zindagi Abhi Baki Hai’ on cricketer Yuvraj Singh’s cancer and his comeback for general entertainment channel, Colors.
His film ‘Nagaland is changing. But…’ has won Golden Beaver Award at National Science Film Festival. His Debut film ‘Chasing Butterflies’ won best film award at ‘Vatavaran Film Festival’ in 2012. Apart from this his films ‘Leopard in Lurch’ won Jury Special Mention Awarat Vatavaran. The latest is The Human Rights Press Award in the TV category for our documentary on the Rohingya Crisis. Gurmeet was awarded UK Environment Film Fellowship (UKEFF) twice.
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