May 3, 2008
Filmmaker, Photographer, and Educator, Mitra
Sen is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the York
University Film Production program.
She began her career in the Canadian film industry as the Assistant Director on the International Emmy Award winning CBC television series Degrassi Junior High. She has worked in various aspects of filmmaking including scriptwriting, producing, production managing, directing, editing and casting on a variety of feature films including My Own Country, Sam and Me, and Cocktail.
The Peace Tree portrays the wishes of three girls, two
Muslim and one Christian, that cooperate in order to find a way to
overcome their parents' resistance to observe each other's holiday
The film has also inspired the creation of Peace Trees in schools around the world. The official Peace Tree Day festival is celebrated on June 1st worldwide.