The UnLonely Film Festival: Best of Fest

The Honeys and the Bears

About the FIlmmaker

Veena Rao is a filmmaker “interested in revealing the extraordinary in the everyday.” She loves film “because it allows us to dream and empathize with each other.” Her films have screened internationally, been featured on The New York Times Op-Docs, The Atlantic, National Geographic, Vimeo’s Staff Picks, and have also been supported by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). She’s an alumna of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and a member of Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective and New York Women in Film & Television.

Dive Even Deeper

  • Make a quick sketch—in pencil or ink—of the things in your life that ‘get you up and out in the morning.’ Tape this sketch to your nightstand or keep it next to your bed as a daily reminder.



  1. Anonymous

    What a sweet connection. I loved how they held hands and seemed so free.

  2. Debb Stanton

    I enjoyed seeing the different designs they made in the water. You could see a real sense of community. Very inspirational!

  3. Sarah

    Love this. I was a synchronized swimmer as a kid, and now I want to get back into it when I turn 55!


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