Documentary Film


directed and produced by Chithra Jeyaram


Confronted with her mortality and angered and frustrated over her inability to prevent the disintegration of her body, Sharon Marroquin, a modern dancer, attempts to make sense of her journey through art. The creative process allows Sharon to escape to a realm that is not confined by physical limitation, disease, or the responsibilities of  childrearing, teaching and running a home. For 18 months, Foreign Puzzle documents Sharon as a choreographer and as a mother with breast cancer, highlighting her relationship with her 7-year-old son Dali and the transcending power of dance. Like us on Facebook – to get updates about the film, or go to

About Chithra Jeyaram

Chithra is an emerging documentary filmmaker. Her first exposure to filmmaking began in 2004 with a failed attempt to fund a film about an explosive water-sharing dispute between two southern states in India. Deeply affected by that experience, she quit a decade-long career as a physical therapist and is pursuing an MFA in film production at the University of Texas, Austin. She received the Dina Sherzer Award for Social Awareness for her work in progress, “Refugee Musings” about the plight of stateless Tamil Refugees from Sri Lanka. She is the author and creator of the blog,, a portal that explores documentaries from a social issue perspective. Foreign Puzzle is her debut feature-length documentary.


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