Film Mentors: Digital Media - Jigar Mehta
Jigar Mehta is a documentary filmmaker, journalist and digital entrepreneur.
He is the co-creator of the collaborative documentary project, 18 Days in Egypt, about the ongoing Egyptian revolution. It was a project developed while Mehta was a John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University. Before coming to Stanford, Mehta was a video journalist for The New York Times. His passion is for telling stories through strong characters and accurate reporting. He is a believer in collaboration and building community, and as 2009-11 president of the South Asian Journalist Association, he fostered programs that reflect those ideals.
Mehta is a double graduate from the University of California, Berkeley, with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Journalism.