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 Mehrotra
Nandini Bedi trained in editing at the Film and Television Institute of India. In 1995, she made her first long documentary They Call it a Ladder and has subsequently directed and edited several films.
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 was a not-for-profit that nurtured and supported the production of independent documentary films by a diversity of filmmakers from across India. Over two decades, it 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 was 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: Shammi Nanda, Ajay Norohna
Location Sound Recordist: Ramesh Birajdar
Editor: Shan Mohammed
Sound Mixer: P. Balaraman
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Last updated: June 2020