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Pawanjot Kaur is a creative producer, freelance journalist and documentary maker. With 9 years in media, she has contributed to various International publications including Financial Times, Al Jazeera, DW, Himal South Asian and The Wire,  focusing on topics of climate, labour, gender, and social justice. She is also a Pulitzer Center Grantee, One World Media Fellow and Earth Journalism Network Grantee. 

Kaur has worked in the video production and communications spaces as well where she specialises in crafting narratives strengthening the story and impact of brands and organisations she collaborates with. Kaur has freelanced with various clients in the social sector and media including Newsworthy Studio, National Foundation For India, SEWA BharatSocratus Foundation, Land Conflict Watch, and Purpose.


Her recent project was the very fulfilling role she served as the director and producer of an observational documentary to tell the story of three people from the coal-dependent Indian state of Jharkhand offering a deep exploration of community-driven initiatives aimed at a fair energy transition in the region. The film is currently doing festival runs in India. Watch trailer here.

In 2021, she directed a documentary on the health impacts of climate change among fisherwomen in coastal Bengal, winning the Laadli Media and Advertising Awards for Promoting Gender Sensitivity for the story in 2023. She has worked alongside global filmmakers as video editor, field producer and production coordinator.

She has worked  alongside global filmmakers in roles including assistant video editor & field producer and researcher. 

Her affiliations include One World Media (Fellow), Earth Journalism Network, Open Door Docs, The Reporters' Collective, Bitchitra Collective, and Network of Women in Media.

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