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A DROP OF SUNSHINE - TRAILER

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Published on Apr 29, 2012

It takes a controversial and contrarian view towards recovery from schizophrenia, proposing that the only treatment that can work is one where the so-called ‘patient’ is encouraged and empowered to become an equal partner in the process of healing.

Directed by APARNA SANYAL ; Producer & Commissioning Editor - RAJIV MEHROTRA

Aparna has worked extensively on documentaries and TV shows for both Indian and international television. Over the years, her work has taken her through a wide variety of subjects - including the Indian polity and economy, sexuality, women’s issues, the Indian youth, the partition of India, environment, development and now, mental health. Tedhi Lakeer – The Crooked Line, co-directed by her, was one of the first films to be made in India to protest the criminalisation of homosexuality in the country. Aparna is one of the jurors for the UNICEF ABA CASBAA International Child Rights Films Award. She is also the Co-Founder and Creative Director for Mixed Media Productions and Oasis Television.

Rajiv Mehrotra, is an independent filmmaker and Managing Trustee of PSBT. His work has won more than two hundred awards and has had more than fourteen hundred film festival screenings. He is Trustee and Secretary of The Foundation for Universal Responsibility of HH the Dalai Lama established with the Nobel Peace Prize. Rajiv's nine books have been published in 50 editions/languages.

PSBT (The Public Service Broadcasting Trust)
The Public Service Broadcasting Trust, India, commissions, produces and mentors 50+ independent documentary films a year. Our work wins international critical claim. Thus far, on an average, for every film we support, there are two film festival selections by professional juries around the world and we win an award for every two to three of them.

We are a not-for-profit based in New Delhi that works to create and sustain a credible independent niche space for public service broadcasting in India. We work with extremely modest budgets and technologies, about two thirds of our filmmakers are starting out talents from across the country, fifty per cent are women.

We have been/ are primarily funded by Prasar Bharati, India’s national public broadcaster via its television wing Doordarshan (DD) and before this, the External Publicity and Public Diplomacy Division of the Ministry of External Affairs, the Films Division and private Foundations.

PSBT is managed by a core Programme Team that includes Executive Producers Tulika Srivastava and Ridhima Mehra with Sandeep Bhatt and others. It is overseen by a distinguished Board of Trustees who include Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Fali Nariman, Kiran Karnik, Mrinal Sen, Shyam Benegal, Sharmila Tagore, Sunita Narain, and CEO, Prasar Bharati.

CREDITS:
PHOTOGRAPHY: Yasir Abbasi
EDITOR: Pooja Iyengar
SOUND DESIGN: Pratik Biswas
MUSIC: Manas Baruah
GRPAHICS & ANIMATION: Swapnil Gaikwad

Produced by PSBT in partnership with Doordarshan
http://www.psbt.org/ ; http://www.ddindia.gov.in/

Festival, screening and purchase queries: distribution@psbt.org

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