Aparna Ganesan is a Multimedia Journalist based in Chennai, India who focuses on the Environment, urban development, climate change and its impact on communities. She has over four years of experience where she has extensively interacted and interviewed people from marginalised communities with powerful voices. She has ventured into various mediums such as video production, research, direction, cinematography and more.
Her first and biggest video documentary was released in June 2020 when she covered water and air pollution in Vedanthangal, India’s oldest Bird Sanctuary caused by a powerful pharmaceutical company. The documents she had used in her video were later asked for by the lead petitioner to be used as evidence in the case concerning the same.
Her highlights include a documentary about the fly-ash pollution by the Tamil Nadu state-owned nuclear power plant in the ecological sensitive Ennore-Pulicat region and producing a video explainer on the impacts of the proposed Adani port in the region. The documentary called ‘Ennore: Living in Ashes’ received a special mention in the ACJ Journalism Awards under the Social Impact Journalism category. She has worked on urban development, civic issues, gender and sustainability through the lens of solutions journalism.
Her professional experience includes being a senior video producer at Asiaville Tamil, a regional Tamil language media, publishing video stories for DW Eco-India and working as a producer for Faultline videos, a Youtube channel.