Knocking on Heaven's Door by Sanjay Barnela and Samreen Farooqui

Spanning multiple musical genres, Tipriti, Shehnaz, Afflatus and Jivi Ben bare their hearts, sing and speak their truths about their aspirations and struggles in a documentary that weaves personal stories with the soul of blues, pop, rock and devotional folk music.

Dhaka, Bangladesh
Kathmandu, Nepal
Thrissur, India

Sanjay Barnela is one of the founding members of Moving Images, a Delhi-based media production team. He has produced documentaries on politics of water, conservation vs. livelihood, renewable energy technologies and high altitude mountain climbs in the Himalayas, several of which have been at international film festivals and have won awards too.

Samreen Farooqui has worked with various production houses including Riverbank Studios and Dusty Foot Productions as producer and scriptwriter. She co-founded Hit and Run Films in 2005, an independent video production unit, which engages with changing socio-political-personal realities through documentaries, video art .

  • Cinematographers: Sanjay Barnela, Samreen Farooqui
  • Sound Recordists: Aftab Dere, Ashish Yechury, Kartika Singh
  • Editor: Samreen Farooqui
  • Project Partner: Films Division

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