Public Health Police
Black Balloon Day
The First Thought
Kasheer: Art, Culture and the Struggle for Azadi
In Remembrance of Dastigeer Sahib's Shrine
Haven from Hunger
MC KASH-Beneath This Sky
Public Health PoliceThis is a short film that shows how naloxone and harm reduction approaches are changing everyday policing practices towards drug users in Salem, Massachusetts
Black Balloon DayBlack Balloon Day is annual event on March 6th where families across the United States hang a black balloon outside their home symbolizing how they have been impacted by an overdose death.
The First ThoughtA mother describes her experience caring for her son who is in recovery for heroin addiction.
Kasheer: Art, Culture and the Struggle for AzadiKasheer explores the complexities of life in a disputed territory from the point of view of three local artists living in the Kashmir Valley - a conflict zone in the Indian Himalayas on the contested border with Pakistan.
In Remembrance of Dastigeer Sahib's ShrineA video memorial dedicated to Dastigeer Sahib's shrine in Khanyar area of Srinagar, Kashmir which was gutted by a fire on Monday, 25 June 2012. This was filmed in 2010 during Dastigeer Sahib Urs, a week-long annual festival at the shrine. The shrine was built in 1806 in remembrance of Hazrat Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA) who was an Islamic missionary during the 12th century. This is a tragic loss to Kashmir's cultural, spiritual, and architectural heritage.
Haven from HungerA video about the Haven from Hunger, a food pantry and soup kitchen in downtown Peabody, Massachusetts
DrishtiDrishti: "vision" or "insight" in Sanskrit. This short personal video is inspired by a gazing technique in yoga that focuses the eyes on a single point to bring awareness inward. Finding your "drishti" helps especially in challenging postures when your mind is urging you to quit because you are experiencing discomfort or difficulty balancing. I shot this handheld in various places on the island of Ireland. The voice is my mom talking to me over Skype.
MC KASH-Beneath This Sky
Independence DayIn this short experimental video, I convey the two aspects of my consciousness on July 4th, America's Independence Day. I recently returned to the US after living for a total of 16 months in India-controlled Kashmir where the population is struggling for independence from Indian rule. Since June 11, 110 Kashmiris have been killed during pro-freedom demonstrations exacerbating violent unrest in the region. This is my expression of the contrast between my awareness about the violence in Kashmir and my experience on America's independence day. The footage from Kashmir is youtube videos posted between June and July.
Kozan's HaikuA video based on a haiku by Kozan, a Japanese poet who lived between 1701-1747.Haikus are a type of poetry formed of three phrases or lines with a syllable structure like this:5 syllables7 syllables5 syllablesSo a video haiku is:5 second shot7 second shot 5 second shotFor the sound, I used an old recording of silent 35mm film together with what the camera mic recorded.
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