Apna Aloo Bazaar Becha

The impact of the market economy on the egalitarian life of Jardhar village in Garhwal. Winner of the Golden Deer Award at Rodos, Greece, and screened at festivals in Lisbon, Rome, Kathmandu, Delhi, Shimla, Kochi, Mumbai, Thiruvanathapuram, etc. Directed by Pankaj H. Gupta | 2008 Producer and Commissioning Editor: Rajiv MehrotraCinematographers and Sound Recordists: Gautam … [Read more…]

Born Again

Rediscovering the intricately designed puppets of the Marathi legend Vishnudas Bhave. Screened at Atlanta and Milan. Directed by Arun Khopkar | 2001 Producer and Commissioning Editor: Rajiv Mehrotra Researcher and Script Writer: Shanta Gokhale Cinematographer: Sudhir Palsane Sound Recordists: Harikumar N, Suresh Rajamani Editor: Sujata Narula

Earth Witness: Reflections of the Times and the Timeless

The stories of four common people across diverse climatic regions, on the frontlines of grave climate change. Four common people – a teacher, a farmer, a shepherd, a father – find themselves on the front line of the earth’s biggest, most complex crisis: climate change. Belonging to India’s ancient tribes, they bear witness to the … [Read more…]

Ambi Jiji’s Retirement

Ambi Jiji turns jhum fields in Meghalaya, into orchards, providing food security. Award winner at Delhi and screened at festivals in Kathmandu, Madurai and Mumbai. Directed by Nandini Bedi | 2007 Producer and Commissioning Editor: Rajiv MehrotraCinematographers: Shammi Nanda, Ajay Norohna Location Sound Recordist: Ramesh Birajdar Editor: Shan Mohammed Sound Mixer: P. Balaraman

Timbaktu

An exploration of food security and sovereignty through the exemplary efforts a tiny village in Andhra Pradesh by Bablu Ganguly, Mary Vattamattom, John d’souza, inspiring a silent revolution through organic farming. Winner of six awards, including the National Award, and screened at over twenty film festivals including at Calcutta, Delhi, Jaipur, Goa, Mumbai, Pune, Roma, … [Read more…]

There is Something in the Air

A series of dream narratives and accounts of spiritual possession as experienced by women ‘petitioners’ at the shrine of a Sufi saint in North India. The Film invites the viewer to a fantastical world, where fear and desire are experienced through dreams and ‘afflictions of the air’. Winner of the National Film Award, Awards at … [Read more…]

The Way to Dusty Death…

An account of the victims of silicosis in Gujarat. Winner of the National Film Award and screened at festivals in Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai. Directed by Syed Fayaz | 2005 Producer and Commissioning Editor: Rajiv MehrotraScript Writers: Madhu Ramaswamy, Syed Fayaz Cinematographer: Prashant Karanth Sound Recordist: Jai Prakash Music Composer: Nitin Malik Graphics Designers: Gagandeep … [Read more…]

The Seedkeepers

Transformations in the lives of Dalit women, through their ecological movement for sustainable farming. Winner of the National Film Award and screened widely. Credits Directed by Farida Pacha | 2005 Producer and Commissioning Editor: Rajiv MehrotraCinematographers: Shubra Dutta, Avijit Mukul Kishore Sound Recordist: Gissy Michael Editor, Visual Effects and Sound Designer: Rikhav Desai

Wapsi (The Returning)

A travelogue of hope, love, longing and betrayal, through the journey of Indians and Pakistanis to each others’ countries. National Award winner. Directed by Ajay Raina | 2005 Producer and Commissioning Editor: Rajiv Mehrotra Credits Cinematographers: Arun Varma, Ajay Raina, Manoj Lobo Sound Recordists: Samina Mishra, Nihar Samal Editors: Ajay Raina, Vibhuti Jha

The Lijjat Sisterhood

The success story of a three hundred crore women’s cooperative – the Shri Mahila Griha Udyog Lijjat Papad. Winner of the National Award and screened at festivals in Brisbane, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai and Delhi, among others. Directed by Kadhambari Chintamani and Ajit Oomen | 2003 Producer and Commissioning Editor: Rajiv Mehrotra Credits Script: Mahesh Jayaraman Cinematographer: … [Read more…]