Sehrish Kanwal belongs to Ghizer, Gilgit Baltistan. She has been working as a citizen journalist and a filmmaker for the last 4 years. She studied media and communication studies at Karakoram International University, Gilgit. During this period she worked with different tv, radio and web channels, newspapers and magazines as an anchor, compere, drama artist, newscaster and reporter. She is interested in community journalism and environmental journalism, as well as stories on marginalized communities, and misinformation.. Last year she won the citizen journalist award 2022 by Media Matter for Democracy.
Films shown in Divvy Film Festival 2023
Ways of Seeing, 2022, Seema Iqbal & Sehrish Kanwal
This is the story of a visually impaired brother(muhammad Rafi) and a sister(Ayesha). Ayesha got bullied at school and dropped out. Rafi got encouragement and found himself being the first blind student from their area attending Karakoram international university. He navigates his life with easiness from cricket to music to academia. Meanwhile his sister remains behind at home.