Produced with CIDA, CCI, SAP, Carleton
and the Mithawan Watershed Management
In August of 1998, I traveled to Pakistan
on a CIDA internship with the objective of producing a 'participatory'
documentary. I still don't know what the P-word means, but along
the way I teamed up with Anthropologist / Development Officer Amjad Naseer
and Photographer / Cinematographer Jane
Weitzel to produce the yet-unfinished documentary Camels Turbans Guns.
The film deals with changes and development
taking place in a Baluchi community, one which has only recently ceased
to be nomadic. It touches on the strategic importance of Baluchistan
through thousands of years of conquest and outlines the various fields
in which outsiders are beginning to influence the Baluchis.