journalism, film & video
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My name is Pawanjot (p-AH-v-a-n-J-OE-th) Kaur. I'm an independent journalist, freelance video producer and filmmaker. I have over six years of experience working with Indian as well as international media publications.
I produce stories in multiple formats and have hands-on experience in various video pre-production and post-production roles.
At present, I'm one of the 12 One World Media fellows 2022 selected from the global south to direct and produce a film on the coal mining communities of India. In 2021, I was selected as one of Earth Journalism Network's multimedia grantees to report on the health impacts of climate change on women in the Sundarbans.
That same year, the Mumbai Press Club shortlisted one of my video stories for the prestigious Red Ink Awards in the TV category, (watch the story here), and my work documenting the largest Indian peasants movement in history was recognised by a prominent feminist publication from India.
I have worked alongside international documentary filmmakers in various roles within a film crew. I was an assistant video editor for the film 'Watch Over Me' and field producer for the film Aazadi (Freedom).
Currently, I am working on two independent documentary films from the state of Jharkhand in eastern India, and also assisting an India-based investigative journalists' collective – The Reporters' Collective – as an associate video producer.
Before this, for over four years, I was working with The Wire in the capacity of a video producer and correspondent.
I'm passionate about the work I do and drawn to stories from the heart. I'm always looking forward to collaborating with like-minded journalists and documentarians who place public interest at the centre of their work.