Private Project

MITTI (Discovering Ikigai)

Mitti (Discovering Ikigai) is a story of young woman of colour in Canada who chose organic farming as her career choice. Through her story the film highlights the Japanese concept of Ikigai to inspire others, especially youth, to find their passion and purpose in life. The film also highlights environmental and sustainability challenges the world is facing and how ancient cultures considered Mother Earth with gratitude instead of a commodity. The film also attempts to break stereotypes we have about how/what a farmer looks like. The film poster has been conceived and created by at 12 year art enthusiast who seems to have discovered her Ikigai.

  • Sangita Iyer
    GuruCool (shifting mindsets)
  • Sangita Iyer
  • Mettle Films
  • Rav Singh
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 29, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
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Director Biography - Sangita Iyer

Sangita Iyer is a multi talented personality. Besides being a wife and a mother, she holds a Masters Degree in Psychology, is a certified Positive Psychology/Well Being Professional, a certified Adult Educator, Soft Skills/Leadership Training Specialist, a Feng Shui Consultant, Board Member for Basis India (that equips young people in India with tools, skills & pathways to improve cultures and create change in their communities), a Children's book author and an Independent Documentary Filmmaker. Sangita has been a national field hockey player for several years and continues to be an ardent sports fan. She is a behemothic animal lover, an avid reader, a chai addict and a garba buff. She chooses to be a go-giver (instead of a go-getter), to make a difference through her work in whatever capacity she can. Her hope is to combine her life lessons & work philosophy with her unique skill set in education, positive psychology & film making to create meaningful cinema.

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