PSBT films at MIFF 2012 explore diverse topics
Mumbai / February 5, 2012
Public Service Broadcasting Trust, PSBT has more than a dozen film being screened in various categories of the Mumbai International Film Festival.
Some of the important entries are -
Sumit Khanna’s All Rise for Your Honour examines the issues concerning the judiciary in India.
Bit of Both – the Disappearing Horizon examines how both Hindu and Muslim revivalist organizations are vying with each other to draw the Cheeta-Merat community of Rajasthan in to their fold.
Umesh Agarwal’s Brokering News examines the menace of paid news and reinforces the need for media to look within. His other film Incurable India looks at the factors ailing Indian health system, besides tracing the nexus between the health care system and the powerful
Eer.. Stories in Stone by Shri Prakash is an attempt to understand how the tribals have recorded, understood and and kept alive their histories with little access to the written word.
Journey to Nagaland is an animation film by Aditi Chitre, who tells the story of a young girl in search of her roots
Arun Chaddha’s Mindscapes of Love and Longing explores the sexuality of people with disabilities. The film attempts to reconstruct the disability and sexuality debate through personal voices and choices.
Shabani Hassanwalia and Samreen Farooqi through their contemporary film Online and Available examine the phenomenon of social networking sites and online identity formation.
Sab Leela Hai by Nirmal Chander tells the tale of Hindu Muslim unity through the story of Rudahi and Bargadi villages in Uttar Pradesh. For the last 38 years the villagers have been staging Ram Leela, where all the main characters are played by Muslims
So Heddan So Hoddan by Anjali Monteiro and K. P. Jayasankar is a journey into the music and every day life of Mustafa Jatt – a Muslim pastoral community that live on the edge of the Rann of Kutchch.
Lalit Vachani’s Tales from Napa is the remarkable story of a little village that resisted the forces of Hindu fundamentalism during the 2002 anti-Muslim riots in Gujarat.
New Delhi based Public Service Broadcasting Trust, PSBT has emerged as one of the largest documentary film making body in India. Over the last 10 years, it has commissioned more than 400 documentary films from over 300 independent film maker, covering diverse topics . Nearly half of the film makers are women. PSBT films have won 125 international and 16 national awards.