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THE ART OF COMPASSION: BUDDHIST HERITAGE OF THE WESTERN AND THE EASTERN DECCAN

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The Deccan Plateau in India is one of the oldest centres of civilisation in the ancient world and one of the greatest lands of the development of Buddhism, of the early Theravada kind, and also of the later Mahayana and Vajrayana orders. The art of both the Western and Eastern Deccan reflects the gentlest and noblest thoughts ever in the minds of humankind.

Director - BENOY BEHL; Producer & Commissioning Editor - RAJIV MHEROTRA

Benoy K. Behl is a filmmaker, art historian and photographer known for his tireless and prolific work over the past 31 years. He has taken over 35,000 photographs of Asian monuments and art heritage and made a hundred documentaries on art history. His exhibitions have been warmly received in 24 countries and he holds the Limca Book Record for having travelled to all corners of India. In 2008, National Geographic magazine carried a story about ancient Indian art revealed through Behl’s photography.

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
CAMERA: Benoy K Behl
EDITING: Sanghamitra Ghosh

Produced by PSBT supported by The Films Division ,The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting , Government of India
http://www.psbt.org/ ; http://filmsdivision.org/

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

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