Statement Condemning Enforced Disappearances in Indian-Administered Kashmir on International Day of the Disappeared
Justice for All strongly condemns the continued and alarming practice of enforced disappearances in the…
This Tales of Siege screening and discussion guide is intended to cover the necessary steps involved in planning an effective virtual screening, provide additional strategies to enhance the success of the event and prepare resources to execute screenings.
Tales of Siege is a project of 5 journalism students of the Media Education Research Centre, Kashmir University, including Saher Iqbal and Muneem Farooq. It is directed by Sheikh Adnan and Furqan Khurshid. Tales of Siege narrates how the continuous state-imposed curfew and strike by separatists has played out in the Valley. The film is described as a movie about the “resilience and survival of people of Kashmir” in the first 120 days of the unrest in 2016.
Knowing precisely what you hope to achieve from your film screening will have a significant bearing on numerous aspects of the planning process, including the contents of the agenda. A virtual town hall-style screening format is well suited to raise awareness about Kashmir and solicit feedback on actions. While raising awareness about the siege in Kashmir is a valuable goal in itself, organizers can maximize the value by expanding the scope of the agenda. #FreeKashmir
As a result of these discussions on the issues the siege in Kashmir, how can your screening create a springboard for advancing advocacy efforts that may lead to meaningful changes?
Attendees will become advocates, actively supporting the call for student groups, activists, mosque/church/temple interfaith leadership, media, local policy makers, national leadership, even the United Nations to study the issue and develop recommendations and implement them. This increases the pool of people working on the issue fo Kashmir.
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With your objective in mind and an understanding of the resources you have, you can develop a preliminary agenda, which will help guide a number of subsequent decisions in the planning process. As mentioned earlier, developing a two-part agenda that focuses both on the substance of the issue and potential ways to address the issue is an effective way to achieve the dual objectives of raising awareness and advancing your advocacy efforts.