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Joor Baruah

Graduate Student, SocDoc Program - Class of '16
Joor Baruah is an audiovisual artist interested in using documentary + idoc, photography, music and new media forms for social change.
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Joor's creative work, mostly revolving around borderland spaces and people, include: Glimpses of the Misty East (docu-series for the national Indian channel, assistant director to Dr. Bhupen Hazarika), Vanastree: Women of The Forest (documentary, co-editor and music designer), idoc Resilience (interactive designer) and Brothers (musical album; music designer and vocals). He is also involved with the documentary American Justice On Trial, about the epic trial of Black Panther leader Huey Newton, as an interactive designer.

Joor Baruah is a currently pursuing an M.A. in Social Documentation (documentary filmmaking) and also serving as a teaching assistant for the Films & Digital Media, History of Art & Visual Culture and Art departments, University of Santa Cruz, California.

His current documentary film Adi | At The Confluence, revolves around the tribal Adi people around the villages of Pasighat in the border of India and China and their struggle to preserve their land, water and identity.