Official Selection at the International Public Television Conference, New York, and festivals at Mumbai, Prague and Thiruvananthapuram, a critical reflection on the varying vicissitudes of the Indian fireworks industry.
Directed by K R Manoj | 2017
Producer and Commissioning Editor: Rajiv Mehrotra
K R Manoj is a National Award winning independent filmmaker and screenwriter, whose passion for cinema evolved with his engagements with the Film Society Movement in Kerala. Former editor of the film studies journal Drisyathalam and one of the founder curators of the SiGNS digital video festival, he also co-founded Tropical Cinema, an independent production house.
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.
Cinematographers: Shehnad Jalal, Jomon Thomas, Arun Bhaskar
Editor, Graphics Artist: Ajay Kuyiloor
Sound Designer: Sreejith C V
Sound Editor: Vipin V Nair
Sound Mixer: N Harikumar
Additional Cinematographers: Allen Thomas, Raghavendra Sastri, Sijoy Jose, Deepak Mala, Vivek S Nambiar
Researchers, Script Writers: Ranjini Krishnan, K R Manoj
Animator: Sudheer P Y
Colourist: Liju Prabhakar
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Last updated: June 2020