Memory, Loss and Resistance: Kashmir in the independent digital documentary film.
The thesis focuses on the articulations of Kashmiri subjectivities in digitial films after the year 2001 through a transnational lens. It will engage in questions concerning the politics of film-form and film-address in a continuous dialogue with the filmmakers, the films, and their audiences. The heterogenous corpus of films suggests the detailed analysis of specific films under the categories of gender, conflict time/space and secularism. Attention will be given to the films aesthetics, production and reception, against the background of global shifts in media practices, film genres and styles. Inquiring into the complexities and intersections of film production and the filmic textures, the thesis will draw on the concepts of mobilities, as developed in transnational film theory (Shohat, Naficy, Ezra).
First Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Nadja-Christina Schneider
Second Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Birgit Krawietz