KASHEER: Art, Culture and the Struggle for Azadi
Sponsored by: North Shore Bartending Service & The Salem Inn
Directed by Elayne McCabe
ALL SHOWS SOLD OUT! FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE – KASHEER: Art, Culture and the Struggle for Azadi 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.
Malik Sajad is a political cartoonist offering biting satiric commentary on regional politics. A middle-aged artist reflects on his childhood and the tragic changes the local insurgency brought to his neighborhood in abstract ink drawings. Gayoor Hassan’s vibrant spiritual paintings reveal his quest for inner peace in the midst of perpetual social turmoil. Lushly photographed, this observational documentary provides a human perspective, creating space for thoughtful debate amid deeply polarizing politics.
A Collaboration / USA / 2014 / 31 minsFILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE - A compilation of 16 short documentary tangos around the town, from the perspective of local and visiting filmmakers. Subjects include bingo, breakfast, bubbles, candy, mattresses, puppies, records, sewage treatment, shoes, swimming, trains and more.