Rattapallax, Inc. is a publisher and film production company. It is the only literary organization dedicated to issues of globalization, literature, poetry and films. Our goals are to create international dialogue using literature & cinema and focus on what is relevant to our society.
Rattapallax’s program are supported, in part, by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York State Council for the Arts. Past financial supporters include New York Council for the Humanities, Open Society, Asian American Arts Alliance, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Theater Development Fund, Iran Heritage Foundation, Experimental TV, Australia Council for the Arts, and others. Rattapallax magazine is a member of Council for Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP). Rattapallax is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Ram Devineni (Founder & President) produced The Russian Woodpecker, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. His most recent film, The Karma Killings, about the Nithari serial killings is out exclusively on Netflix worldwide and hailed as an “Indian’s true crime watershed moment.” He is the creator of the interactive social-activist comic books, Priya’s Shakti and Priya’s Mirror, which received the Tribeca Film Institute New Media Fund from the Ford Foundation and supported by the World Bank, and honored by UN Women as a “gender equality champion.”
Flávia Rocha (Editor-in-Chief) is a Brazilian poet and journalist. She is the author of two poetry books, both published in Brazil, A Casa Azul ao Meio-dia/ The Blue House Around Noon (Travessa dos Editores, 2005) and Quartos Habitáveis (Confraria do Vento, 2011). She holds an M.F.A. in Writing from Columbia University, and has edited anthologies of Brazilian poetry for magazines Rattapallax (U.S.), Poetry Wales (U.K.) and Papertiger (Australia).Translations of her poems have appeared in a number of magazines in the U.S. and abroad. In the area of film, she is a founder of the Academia Internacional de Cinema, a film school located in São Paulo.
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