Mehvish Rather is pursuing research in the field of documentary filmmaking. Being a documentary filmmaker herself, with her films being showcased in different film festivals across the globe, she continues to question the methodology and ethics in her field. Her particular interest concerns with the representation of subjects in documentaries based in protracted political conflict zones, trying to envision them beyond the scope of victimhood. She questions the patterns of absences within such documentaries, such as that of humour and transcendentality.
Documentary Filmmaking, Poetic Cinema, Magical Realism, Transcendental Realism, Folktales, Folk Culture, Editing, Embroidery, Puzzles, Sufism.