My Kashmir is a film about being young in Kashmir, India, one of the most contentious and militarized regions in the world. For two college students Iqbal and Javaid, a childhood rife with curfews, crossfires and crackdowns has given way to a generation questioning their lack of freedom, while carving a peaceful path to their future. Kashmir is a place celebrated for its legendary beauty and culture. This is also the place where tens of thousands have died in the midst of years of conflict and deadlock between India, Pakistan and separatist Kashmiris as each lays claim to the region. By bringing to light the human stories of these young Kashmiris who are invested in peace, the film explores the voices of a generation that has grown up in one of South Asia's oldest and deadliest conflicts, presenting a unique perspective and raising crucial dialogue about the cost of militarization, human rights violations, and the desire for justice. It has a running time of thirty one minutes.
Madhuri Mohindar (Co Director/Producer) has produced documentaries exploring immigration, race, and gender. Her films include 'Red Roses' exploring the lives of South Asian women who come to the United States through marriage and family and ‘My Kashmir’ about being young in Kashmir, India. As Multimedia Producer for human rights organization Breakthrough, she has produced award winning documentary and new media campaigns. This includes Restore Fairness for which she directed a series of documentaries - ‘Restore Fairness’ produced in association with 26 human rights and immigrant rights organizations, 'Face the Truth: Racial Profiling Across America', and 'Death by Detention', recipient of a 2009 DoGooder TV Nonprofit Video Award, deploying digital strategy for outreach online and and distributing thousands of DVD toolkits for community education, film festivals, and advocacy. She has also produced media and documentaries for Breakthrough's campaigns on early marriage and sex selection, and innovative video games ICED: I Can End Deportation and America2049. Madhuri has completed a Masters from the New School and a postgraduate diploma in Social Communication Media from Sophia Polytech.DATE: Friday,15th November
TIME: 5:30 pm
VENUE: Open Space, B-1 Hermes Vishal, Lane 7, Koregaon Park, Pune 411001.