May 13, 5:00 PM – 08:00 PM
Classroom 102, Center for Curatorial Studies, Campus Rd, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY 12504, USA
Jashn-e-Azadi (2007) by Sanjay Kak records the long-standing struggle for freedom in the Kashmir valley, a region between India and Pakistan that has been under military occupation for many decades. Jashn-e-Azadi poses the question of the meaning of freedom to the turbulent landscape of Kashmir as India celebrated the 60th anniversary of its Independence in 2007. Twelve years later, the site of Kashmir remains in the same limbo, the political situation intensified by the rift between the two nations. The screening of Jashn-e-Azadi in today’s context revisits Kashmir and explores the broader meanings of freedom under military occupation.
*This screening is presented as part of Missing Hue of the Rainbow exhibition at CCS Bard, NY.