Shashwati was educated in India and the US and began working in the film and television industry as an assistant editor for a TV show by Michael Moore in 1999. Since then she has worked on projects for HBO, BBC, Lifetime, Sundance and Cablevision. In 2001, she produced a documentary on Mahasweta Devi, an eminent writer and activist, who is revered by the Chhara community. Her films have screened at venues including the Margaret Mead Festival, Berlin and the Whitney Biennial. She has been supported by entities including the Jerome Foundation, NYSCA, IFP Project Involve Fellowship and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
Kerim is an associate professor in the Department of Ethnic Relations and Cultures at National Dong Hwa University, where he teaches linguistic and visual anthropology. His research explores the relationship between language, ideology and political economy in Taiwan. He is a founding member of the group anthropology blog Savage Minds and a documentary filmmaker.
Kurt is an award winning editor and producer. His credits include Bowling For Columbine and Fahrenheit 911. Not only did those two films win an Oscar and a Golden Palm (Cannes), but Kurt’s editing work on Columbine also earned him the American Cinema Editors’ Eddie award.
Mike is a musician and sound designer based in Brooklyn, NY. He composes music for film, television,and video games; performs live electronic music; and has taught sound art in the Parsons MFA Design + Technology program.
Henry is an Associate Professor of English at Georgetown University, where he was Director of the Program on Justice and Peace from 1999- 2007. His books include Writing Cultural History in Colonial and Postcolonial India (1997), and Constructing the Criminal Tribe in Colonial India: Acting Like a Thief (2010), and co-edited volumesReading the Shape of the World: Toward an International Cultural Studies (1996) and A Companion to Postcolonial Studies (2000). He is General Editor of the forthcoming Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies. His areas of specialization include literary theory, cultural studies, South Asia regional studies and comparative literature. Current research and writing bring him increasingly closer to human rights, indigenous people, and creative practices of social change.
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