Dulcie Suri, an LPU TV and Film Production student, has been selected to participate in ‘Beyond Borders : A Workshop on Filmmaking Across the Punjab Region’ at Indiana University, USA, under a 3-week student exchange programme. She is among the 15 students selected from India for this workshop, and has been awarded a 100% scholarship to participate, covering all expenses, including airfare.
With support from the U.S. Embassy, “Beyond Borders: A Workshop of Filmmaking across the Punjab Region” will bring together 30 participants, 15 each from India and Pakistan Punjab region, to work together on conceptualizing, writing, and producing short films during a three-week visit May 12th-June 4th, 2017 to Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A. Participants will be engaged in American life through field trips and visit communities around the state of Indiana, learning about the diversity within America but also learning about each other in the process. The workshop is designed to develop filmmaking skills (camera and editing) and engage participants in making their own short films in small mixed groups of Indian/Pakistani members. In this collaborative exploration, there is the potential for participants to discover common ground to bridge a cultural and political foundation of understanding, that will have lasting impact in the Punjab region upon their return.