The U.S. Mission to Pakistan is committed to promoting constructive engagement on regional security and peace in South Asia. As South Asia’s entertainment hub, they seek to convene emerging filmmakers and digital storytellers in select provinces of India and Pakistan to develop stories that shed light on these cultural, traditional, societal, and historical narratives that can bring the people of Pakistan and India together.
Project Goal: U.S. Mission to Pakistan seeks proposals that inform the perspective of Pakistani and Indian digital storytellers and emerging filmmakers through people-to-people exchange and professional development. A successful program will develop visual narratives that celebrate the shared history and culture of Pakistan and India, while recognizing the partnership of the United States. The goal of the program is to enable creators of digital content to design projects that contribute to civilian regional stability by encouraging social change and peaceful understanding between India and Pakistan, highlighting the role of partnerships.
Over 12 months the grantee will develop the production skills of filmmakers and digital storytellers, conduct training workshops, and organize film screenings of the produced digital stories to build empathy and foster reconciliation through the arts. The program should build the capacity of filmmakers and digital storytellers to create and produce content that critically addresses problematic and destabilizing aspects of India-Pakistan relations. The phases of the project include expert trainer and participant identification, an online training, an in-person plenary session, a small grants program to support a collaborative product, and film screenings. Competitive proposals will aim to achieve and demonstrate the following objectives:
Activities to facilitate accomplishing these goals and objectives include:
PAS Karachi would like proposals to consider the following recommended timeline:
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