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A Drop of Sunshine - by Aparna Sanyal


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Duration/ Language
00:39:00 (hh:mm) ,  English
Trailer/ Excerpt Link NA
Filmmaker/s Bio Note/s
Aparna has worked extensively on documentaries and TV shows for both Indian and international television, on a wide variety of subjects –the Indian polity and economy, sexuality, women’s issues, the Indian youth, the partition of India, environment, development and 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. Aparna is one of the jurors for the UNICEF ABA CASBAA International Child Rights Films Award. She is also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Mixed Media Productions and Oasis Television.
Synopsis/ Description
Schizophrenia. One word, but conjures up multiple connotations – Mad. Incurable. Violent. Suicidal. Chemical imbalances.Crazy. A lifelong condition. Inevitable dependency on Medicines.Dark.Terrible. The Film takes us through the story of 30-year old Reshma Valliappan and charts out her journey of eventual triumph. 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
Significant Awards/ Screenings
  • National Film Award, India
  • Indian Documentary Producers’ Association Awards for Excellence
  • New Jersey Independent Cinefest
  • Afghanistan Human Rights Film Festival
  • Sydney Intercultural Film Festival
  • John Abraham National Awards, SiGNS, Kerala
  • International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kerala
  • Kolkata Film Festival

 (PSBT)Public Service Broadcasting Trust


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