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Theme: Communicating a Conflict

This event occurred on
September 5, 2012
2:00pm - 5:00pm UTC
(UTC +0hrs)

This day long event will showcase a range of impressive speakers and their work from domains ranging from fiction & non-fiction writing, television and print journalism, performing arts, feature and documentary film making, photography and blogging.

The speakers will highlight how through their work, they have communicated the conflicts and communicated with the conflicts that they have worked on.

Speakers are being drawn from the following categories.
1) Fiction
2) Non Fiction

Film Makers
1) Documentary
2) Feature

1) Theater
2) Painters
3) Singers
4) Poets

1) Print
2) TV
3) Photographers
4) Bloggers
5) Radio

Boulevard Raod
Srinagar, 190003
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Kim Barker

Kim just finished her term as the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, where she studied, wrote and lectured on Pakistan and Afghanistan and U.S. policy. She was the South Asia bureau chief for the Tribune from 2004 to 2009 and was based in New Delhi and Islamabad. At the Tribune, Barker covered major stories such as the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and rising militancy in both Pakistan and Afghanistan. She began covering the region after Sept. 11, 2001, and spent two years on a project called “Struggle for the Soul of Islam," a series about Islam that sent her to Iran, Pakistan and Indonesia.

Suhail Naqshbandi

Suhail Naqshbandi is a Kashmiri Artist who works across media. His work, evocative & powerful, documents the Kashmir conflict from a range of perspectives through bold watercolors and subtle canvases.

Elayne McCabe

Elayne McCabe is a filmmaker from Salem, Massachusetts. She graduated magna-cum-laude from Boston College in 2006 with a degree in East Asian History and Film Studies. From February to July 2008, Elayne lived in Srinagar, Kashmir’s largest city, on an Asian Cultural Council Artist fellowship researching Kashmiri art and how artists and filmmakers are engaging the conflict in their creative processes. She returned to Srinagar in July 2009 for one year to continue researching and filming Kasheer, her first feature-length documentary. Elayne has also lived and researched in Japan, Indonesia, and other parts of India. During her senior year at Boston College, she completed two senior thesis projects. Her award-winning history thesis on Japanese-American maritime trade was based on ten-months of research in Japan during her junior at Waseda University in Tokyo. For her film studies thesis, she directed a documentary film on three individuals living in rural poverty in Himachal Pradesh, India for five weeks in the summer of 2005. Elayne was also hired by the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work in January 2006 to produce a documentary on post-Tsunami relief efforts in Tamil Nadu, India. In 2006-2007, Elayne lived in Indonesia for ten months on a Fulbright scholarship, researching the formation of a local film community in the post-democratization period. She worked alongside Indonesian filmmakers and observed their efforts to overcome censorship laws to explore issues of human rights, social change, ethnic diversity, and globalization in their individual cinematic styles. Her extensive fieldwork in Asia is helping her develop a distinct filmmaking style that is inspired and informed by diverse cinematic traditions.

Organizing team


  • Sabbah Haji