Philippa Frisby, a certified Iyengar yoga teacher and filmmaker started her career with television after acquiring a degree in ‘Comparative Religion’ from Bristol University. Her initial work in TV and lm includes ‘Dispatches’, an investigative strand for CH4; ‘The Torture Trail’ and Dispatches CH4, ‘The Saudi Tapes’ and ‘The Tale of The Three Lost Jewels’, a lm shot in the nal days of Israeli occupation in the Gaza Strip.
Her passion for India started after she finished school and it grew stronger over time through the rst lm she ever worked on which was shot in India and her lifelong interest in yoga. This eventually inspired the filmmaker in her to make short documentaries on India, the first one being about the Ganges starting in Varanasi and ending in Haridwar at the Kumbha Mela. ‘The Circle’ is her first feature length documentary film based on treating drug addiction with yoga.