Launch of the Kashmir-Palestine Conversation Series: Film Screening and Discussion

25 October 2022

The Kashmir-Palestine Scholars Solidarity Network announces its first in a series of “Kashmir-Palestine Conversations” for the Autumn of 2022:

Bring Him Back(dir. Fahad Shah, 2015), film screening and discussion with Suhad Daher Nashef and Talat Bhat 

This series aims to highlight various intersections, but also divergencesbetween Kashmir and Palestine, including those related to popular resistance, theories and practices of settler colonialism, the economics of occupation, and literature and poetry.  

Each conversation will feature presentations and discussions by Kashmir- and Palestine-engaged scholars, chaired by a discussant who works in a similar disciplinary field.  

These discussions aim to draw deeper awareness and understanding within and between scholarly communities in a manner that can serve as a basis for long-term network building, knowledge production and solidarity.  

All events will take place online and are open to the general public.  

The first Kashmir-Palestine Conversation will feature a screening of the film “Bring Him Back” (dir. Fahad Shah, 2015), followed by a discussion with Palestinian academic Suhad Daher-Nashif and filmmaker Talat Bhat. 

Time: 6pm (Jerusalem)

Bring him Back is a documentary film about the struggle of Maqbool Bhat’s mother to get her son’s mortal remains back from Tihar jail of India. It is directed by Kashmiri journalist and writer, Fahad Shah, and produced by Talat Bhat, under RåFILM Productions.  

About the speakers

Suhad Daher-Nashif is a medical and cultural anthropologist, dedicated to study and analysis of the intersectionality between science, society, politics and bureaucracy throughout health and death practices in the MENA region. Originally trained as occupational therapist, she holds a Masters in Health Sciences, and PhD in sociology and anthropology. She worked in several academic and research institutions in the Middle East, most notably the College of Medicine at Qatar University-Qatar, and the School of Medicine at Keele University-UK, where she currently is a Lecturer in the Sociology of Health. Her most recent published works include In sickness and in health: The politics of public health and their implications during the COVID-19 pandemic (2022) and; Colonial management of death: To be or not to be dead in Palestine (2021).  

Talat Bhat/Butt, producer and editor of Bring Him Back, is an activist, documentary filmmaker, Journalist and trade union campaigner based in Sweden. He has a Master’s degree in Media Production and researching on the impacts of new media technologies in conflict zones. He is also the project leader of RåFILM’s project Jammu Kashmir TV/JKTV Live Kashmir’s first WebTV to promote freedom of free speech and dialogue in all parts of the occupied areas under Pakistani and Indian occupation. Furthermore, Bhat’s trade union documentary project, Rocking the Birger Jarl, deals with his struggle for non-EU seamen workers in Sweden. 

To attend this event, please register here