Education Resource

Meet the Journalist: Mathilde Dratwa

Mathilde Dratwa discusses what attracted her to Rhitu Chatterjee’s reporting on India’s groundbreaking school lunch program.

She also describes the challenges of honoring nuanced reporting in short animated films.

Dratwa collaborated with animator Lisa LaBracio to create a unique aesthetic for this piece, establishing a colorful and patterned world by using Indian fabrics to populate an abstract landscape that is firmly Indian without necessarily pointing to a particular region of the country.