The Complicit Camera: Ethics of Attending to Survivors and Trauma Narrative In Event, Memory, Literature: Trauma Narratives of the Indian Subcontinent. St.Thomas College. Kozhencherry. Kerala.
This paper looked at the ethical issues inherent in the space of representation with regard to trauma narratives specifically looking at witness testimonies that speak or are trying to speak about an event/ events on camera. Using Jacques Lacan’s understanding of trauma as the “missed encounter” I look at the documentary “Inshallah Kashmir”, that explores the situation in Kashmir, to question and investigate the traumatic effects of gaps, ruptures, silences that putting a camera by an outsider, with power, in such a field produces within representation.
Full paper here: The_Complicit_Camera