The Film takes a macro and micro view of the ‘Nat’ community of performers in the backdrop of a totally insensitive ‘mainstream’ India which seems unwilling to provide any physical space to marginals such as these.
Directed by ARVIND SINHA; Producer & Commissioning Editor - RAJIV MEHROTRA, PSBT
Sardinia International Ethnographic Film Festival
International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kerala
Arvind is a self-taught filmmaker. His documentary Ajit received much acclaim. A recipient of three national awards, he has also won the prestigious Hoso Bunka Foundation Award of Japan.
Rajiv Mehrotra, is an independent filmmaker and Managing Trustee of PSBT. His work has won more than two hundred awards and has had more than fourteen hundred film festival screenings. He is Trustee and Secretary of The Foundation for Universal Responsibility of HH the Dalai Lama established with the Nobel Peace Prize. Rajiv's nine books have been published in 50 editions/languages.
PSBT (The Public Service Broadcasting Trust)
The Public Service Broadcasting Trust, India, commissions, produces and mentors 50+ independent documentary films a year. Our work wins international critical claim. Thus far, on an average, for every film we support, there are two film festival selections by professional juries around the world and we win an award for every two to three of them.
We are a not-for-profit based in New Delhi that works to create and sustain a credible independent niche space for public service broadcasting in India. We work with extremely modest budgets and technologies, about two thirds of our filmmakers are starting out talents from across the country, fifty per cent are women.
We have been/ are primarily funded by Prasar Bharati, India’s national public broadcaster via its television wing Doordarshan (DD) and before this, the External Publicity and Public Diplomacy Division of the Ministry of External Affairs, the Films Division and private Foundations.
PSBT is managed by a core Programme Team that includes Executive Producers Tulika Srivastava and Ridhima Mehra with Sandeep Bhatt and others . It is overseen by a distinguished Board of Trustees who include Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Fali Nariman, Kiran Karnik, Mrinal Sen, Shyam Benegal, Sharmila Tagore, Sunita Narain, and CEO, Prasar Bharati.
CAMERA: Ranjan Palit
EDITING: Amitabh Chakraborty, Amit Debnath
LOCATION SOUND: Partha Barman
TRACK LAYERING & MIXING: Subhadeep Sengupta
Produced by PSBT in partnership with Doordarshan
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