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Soc. Sci. 2017, 6(3), 88;

Mobilizing Conflict Testimony: A Lens of Mobility for the Study of Documentary Practices in the Kashmir Conflict

Department of Indology and Central Asia Studies, University of Leipzig, Leipzig 04081, Germany
Received: 15 June 2017 / Revised: 31 July 2017 / Accepted: 31 July 2017 / Published: 6 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Understanding Muslim Mobilities and Gender)
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In this paper I introduce a lens of mobility for the study of documentary film practices and gender in zones of conflict. By drawing on my qualitative research regarding the practice of the independent filmmaker Iffat Fatima, I will argue that a lens of mobility helps to grasp highly mobile media practices both conceptually and methodologically. Through a lens of mobility, my focus lies on the potential of documentary film to open the imaginative boundaries of conflict zones and to politically and emotionally mobilize the testimony offered from everyday life in a highly militarized zone. This specifically requires the tracing of moments of political mobilization beyond cognitive questions of conflicting narratives and representations. View Full-Text
Keywords: conflict cinema; documentary film; mobility; Kashmir; gender conflict cinema; documentary film; mobility; Kashmir; gender

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