Constructing an artist’s life through his work, reflecting on his impulses and their relationship with politics and art history. Screened at festivals in Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Kochi, Mumbai and Trivandrum.
Directed by Kamal Swaroop | 2017
Producer and Commissioning Editor: Rajiv Mehrotra
Kamal Swaroop is a National Award winning filmmaker. Graduating from the Film and Television Institute in 1974, Kamal has worked for both television and radio as director and screenwriter. He assisted Richard Attenborough in the filming of ‘Gandhi’. A formal experiment, Om-Dar –Ba – Dar (1988), remains his master work.
Rajiv Mehrotra is the founding Managing Trustee and Commissioning Editor of PSBT – his films have won more than 300 awards worldwide, including 32 in 31 years from the President of India. His nine books are available in 50 languages and editions. He serves as the Trustee/ Secretary of the Foundation for Universal Responsibility of HH the Dalai Lama (For more, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajiv_Mehrotra).
PSBT was a not-for-profit that nurtured and supported the production of independent documentary films by a diversity of filmmakers from across India. Over two decades, it produced close to 700 documentary films, each film averaging two film festival selections and every second film an award. (Read more here: www.psbt.org, https://www.civilsocietyonline.com/cinema/psbt-story-630-films-230-awards-400-filmmakers/, https://psbt.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/OnGlobalScreens-Article.pdf, https://www.thehindu.com/features/cinema/in-the-channels-of-trust/article3942019.ece, https://psbt.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/PSBT-Real-Films-on-Real-India.jpg)
PSBT was led by some of India’s iconic film personalities – Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Mrinal Sen, Shyam Benegal, Sharmila Tagore, with Fali Nariman and Kiran Karnik. From its inception in 2000, Tulika Srivastava was a key member of the Team, joined in 2005, by Ridhima Mehra.
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