A documentary about two American friends one from Pakistan and the other from India who journey into Kashmir to show two different perspectives of the politics and life of ordinary people in the conflicted area.
Project Kashmir (2008)
Family Recipe (2002)
Senain Kheshgi is a Peabody Award-winning producer and director. She began her career working as a researcher for the Smithsonian Institution in their Human Studies Film Archives. She later worked in independent film at First Run Features and Women Make Movies as a distribution associate before venturing into television news and documentary filmmaking. Her credits include Associate Producer for Hoover Street Revival (2002), The First Year (2001) and Teach (2001). She recently participated in the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival All Access program, which pairs emerging filmmakers with industry members. The Queens Museum of Art in New York commissioned her first independent short documentary, entitled Family Recipe. Kheshgi has served on the board of Indians in American Media and ArtWallah, the premiere South Asian Arts Festival in the United States, where she curated the film program for four years.
1991 BA, Anthropology/Global Studies, University of Georgia
April, May, June 2008
Senain Kheshgi’s Project Kashmir made its world premiere at the 2008 Human Rights Watch Film Festival, held in June by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. This feature documentary follows two American friends (co-directors Kheshgi and Geeta Patel), one Hindu and one Muslim, as they enter the war zone of Kashmir to investigate the 60-year rivalry between their homelands India and Pakistan.
Senain Kheshgi was accepted to the August 2006 Sundance Institute Composers Lab and Producers Conference, both of which she will attend as a Sundance Fellow, for her documentary feature, Project Kashmir. The documentary chronicles the journey of two US immigrants on a mission to understand the lingering effects of war in their homeland and their own cultural identities.
Senain Kheshgis Project Kashmir was accepted by the Sundance Institute as one of four projects in their prestigious 2006 Documentary Film Editing and Story Laboratory in June. The documentary chronicles the journey of two US immigrants on a mission to understand the lingering effects of war in their homeland and their own cultural identities.