Our Audio Visual Production team has been successfully creating programs and projects in areas like Awareness building, Advocacy, Public Education, Stigma Reduction & Training in areas of Health, especially Mental Health, Welfare & Education.
Dr. Avdesh Sharma, Founder, Better Minds, is enlisted as Creative Director and Producer with National Films Development Corporation (NFDC) and Directorate of Audio Visual Publicity (DAVP), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India. He has anchored more than 300 programs on national television (Doordarshan) and has appeared as an expert on many international and national channels.
Dr. Sujatha D. Sharma, Founder, Better Minds, has been the Associate Director, Researcher and Script Writer for several programs on mental health awareness and counseling.
Our Past Work
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Weekly program on Doordarshan for about three years, dealing with different aspects of Drug, Tobacco and Alcohol Abuse and the longest running interview based program in the world on drugs
MIND YOUR MIND
A 13-part documentary series on mental health issues telecast on Doordarshan
26-part documentary series on mental health issues and illnesses, telecast on Doordarshan and the longest series in the world on mental health in non-fiction format (English and Hindi)
KHAMOSH SHATRU (Hindi)
6-part documentary series on AIDS awareness telecast on Doordarshan
AZADI KI ORE (Hindi)
3-part program on the strides made in the Health sector in India in the first 50 years of Independence, as part of special programs made by Doordarshan on the occasion of 50th year of India’s Independence
Series on some of the major health problems in India like Tuberculosis, Hypertension, Cancer, Epilepsy etc. for Doordarshan
BODY, MIND, SOUL
4-part documentary series on holistic health issues telecast on Doordarshan
2-part documentary on women’s health issues telecast on Doordarshan
SPOTS ON AIDS
4 one-minute spots for Dilli AIDS Niyantaran Society, involving film personalities Shahrukh Khan, Kadar Khan and Sharmila Tagore and sportsperson Kapil Dev
MANN KI BAAT
78-part chat show series on mental health issues, Behavior & Relationships for Doordarshan which has run on many channels (Regional, National and International of Doordarshan) and has been the longest run studio discussion format in the world for mental health and emotional well-being
HANDICRAFTS OF INDIA
5 documentary films on different handicrafts of India, for the National Center for Design and Product Development (NCDPD), Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. These were released in 9 languages by the then-Honorable President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee.
The story of VISHWAS – Documentary film on Schizophrenia and the Richmond Fellowship (India) – Delhi
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH OF ARTISANS
2 training documentary films for the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. These were released in 11 languages by the then-Honorable President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee.
BENEATH THE MASKS, BEYOND THE LABELS, OVERCOMING DEPRESSION & MENTAL HEALTH FOR ALL, FOR LIFE
4 short films for the World Psychiatric Association
MYSTERIES OF THE MIND
Program for unraveling the processes and functions of the Mind, Body and Soul, for The Awakening Channel