LIFT LIKE A GIRL
A Feature Length Documentary by Mayye Zayed
JYOTI means LIGHT in the Hindi language. With the films we develop and produce, we aim to shed light on untold stories. We love to co-produce with partners from all around the world. With the scope of projects, JYOTI Film tries to open new perspectives on internationally relevant topics, inspire our audience and improve the understanding of the unfamiliar. We see documentaries and digital, interactive formats like games as a tool to pass on knowledge in a engaging and entertaining way and thereby give our audiences the opportunity to learn and act for an optimistic future. As female producers of course, stories from and about women are close to our heart.
Anke Petersen used to work as a producer of commercials. For over 18 years she was an inherent part of Tony Petersen Film. In 2012 she produced her first documentary and subsequently established Jyoti Film in 2013, which is focused on international documentary co-productions, short films and digital projects. Anke is an alumna of Documentary Campus.
ANNA CHESTER(born BOLSTER)
Anna Bolster joined Jyoti Film in February 2014 as a creative producer. Before that she worked in the editorial department of several companies. From her early childhood on Anna’s passion have been well-told stories. In her eyes the world is full of stories worth being told. Some stories are new, some familiar ones have a new angle or twist. Anna enjoys supporting authors in developing their projects and the organization around the realization of the film. Anke and Anna embrace transition and innovation and are interested in finding new pathways in storytelling and documentary making.