Shovana

Portrait of a deeply reflective and sensitive artist, guru, bureaucrat and woman – Shovana Narayan. Screened at Kathmandu and other festivals. Directed by Aparna Sanyal | 2017 Producer and Commissioning Editor: Rajiv Mehrotra Aparna Sanyal is a filmmaker and producer…

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Portrait of a deeply reflective and sensitive artist, guru, bureaucrat and woman – Shovana Narayan. Screened at Kathmandu and other festivals.

Directed by Aparna Sanyal | 2017
Producer and Commissioning Editor: Rajiv Mehrotra

Aparna Sanyal is a filmmaker and producer based in Delhi, who has worked extensively on documentaries and TV shows, for channels like Discovery, History, National Geographic, Times Now, Headlines Today, CNN and the BBC. Recognised by the British Council for Creative Entrepreneurship, she is a National Award Winner and a Charles Wallace Grant recipient. Her films include A Drop of Sunshine, Shunyata – when Kathak met Cham, Shovana and The Monks who won the Grammy.

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 is a not-for-profit that has nurtured and supported the production of independent documentary films by a diversity of filmmakers from across India. Over two decades, it has 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 is 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.

Credits
Cinematographer: Basit Jamal
Sound Recordists: Ramsha Alam, Aparna Sanyal
Editor: Pooja Iyengar
Music Composer: Manas Baruah
Graphic Artist and Animator: Anand Kalpakaserry

Produced by PSBT, for and in partnership with Doordarshan India.
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Last updated: June 2020

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