Photovoice video finally online

Here is video footage from the Photovoice Kashmir project I did last year with Shenaaz. The video crew that was supposed to join us in Kashmir was unable to join us. At the last minute, because of a major security threat that closed London Heathrow airport down in August 2006 for several days, they weren't able to travel. So in addition to being instructor and photographer, I became documentary film director along with Aman Bhai, a skilled videographer who was working in the AKDN camp at the time. I had nothing to do with the editing of this footage, all of which was done by someone very helpful and generous at the University of Michigan. Thanks.

Photovoice is a participatory arts methodology where local citizens are equipped with cameras and photography skills to document their experiences and participate in community development.

Conducted in the summer of 2006 with The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), the project caught a glimpse of the ongoing redevelopment efforts in the mountainous region of Kashmir, Pakistan.

Washington D.C. based freelance photographer Aasil Ahmad worked on the project with project leader and University of Michigan School of Social Work student Shanaaz Janmohamed.