The story of a model who poses nude for painters and artists for contemptibly small amounts. Despite being the subject of their art, ironically, she is never invited to any of the exhibitions.
Directed by HEM JYOTIKA AND DEVI PRASAD MISHRA; Producer & Commissioning Editor - RAJIV MEHROTRA, PSBT
National Film Awards
Jeevika: South Asia Livelihood Documentary Film Festival
Hem Jyotika, a well known female nude painter, has always been fascinated by the world of cinema and sees a symbiosis between her paintings and films, which reflects in the choice of her subjects and their treatments. Her documentaries and short films exude the civilisational anxiety and angst.
Devi Prasad Mishra is a renowned Hindi poet and short story writer, whose love for cinema led him to filmmaking. He has made films on poets from the subcontinent and others on adivasi children.
Rajiv Mehrotra, is an independent film maker & Managing Trustee of PSBT. His work has won more than two hundred awards and has had more than thirteen hundred film festival screenings. He is Trustee & Secretary of The Foundation for Universal Responsibility of HH The Dalai Lama established with the Noble Peace Prize. Rajiv's nine books - 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 & technologies, about two thirds of our film makers are starting out talents from accross India, fifty percent are starting out talents.
We have been/are primarily funded by Prasar Bharati, India’s national public broadcaster via its television wing Doordarshan (DD), the Films Division, External Publicity and Public Diplomacy Division of the Ministry of External Affairs and private Foundations
PSBT is today managed by a core programme team that includes Executive Producers Tulika Srivastava & 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.
NARRATION: Krishna Devi
CAMERA: Md. Tariq, Narendra, Ravi Bharti
EDITING & GRAPHICS: Praveen Chandel
MUISC & SOUND DESIGN: Vivek Priyadarshan, Praveen Chandel
SOUND RECORDIST: Yashpal,Balijeet
Produced by PSBT in partnership with Doordarshan
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