Gargi Sen is a filmmaker, distributor and curator. She is a co-founder and director of Magic Lantern Foundation, a registered not-for-profit working with culture and rights since 1989. Sen has directed 22 documentaries, produced 4 and mentored scores. She has curated and also served on the juries of several national and international film festivals.
In 2005 she pioneered the creation of an independent documentary initiative called Under Construction. Conceptualized as a public access archive, Under Construction has created a unique market for the documentary in India and the world. And since 2008 she conceptualised film festivals with a difference to exhibit the collection of films under distribution. Called Persistence Resistance the annual festival is held in Delhi and travels to different cities in India and abroad and is conceptualised as a platform where films, filmmakers and audience come together to engage with the documentary.