Archana Kapoor is an independent filmmaker, author of Leading the Way, activist, and publisher of Hardnews, an independent political monthly magazine from India. She founded Seeking Modern Applications for Real Transformation (SMART), an NGO working with marginalized communities in India. She is director of Women Initiatives for Peace on South Asia (WIPSA); heads India’s Sisters Against Violent Extremism (SAVE), an initiative of Women without Borders; and has pioneered the Schools against Violent Extremism initiative in Delhi. She has produced more than 300 documentary films on development issues, such as literacy and education in the Muslim-dominated South Asian countries, the plight of women in post-disaster crises, natural disasters, and the repeated droughts in India. Her film on the Mumbai terror attack was screened in the UK and US. She runs a community radio station in the impoverished community of Mewat, 70 kilometers from New Delhi, which won the Best Radio Station award. She has presented papers on HIV/AIDS in the Middle East and North Africa region, and served as a panelist at the Women’s Forum for Economy and Society in Deauville, the Vital Voices of Asia Summit held in Delhi, the Asia media summit leld in Bangkok this summer, and elsewhere.