Shazia Khan is an award-winning filmmaker, working as director, cinematographer and producer, drawing upon her life experiences. Her internationally acclaimed and screened films Caravan, Salam India and Sama – Muslim Mystic Music of India, profoundly document the historical, ethnographic and spiritual coexistence of Muslims in the largest democracy of the world. Her work has been shown on several international channels such as Aljazeera, BBC, Dutch TV, etc.
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.
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Last updated: June 2020