Elayne McCabe is a filmmaker who splits her time between Boston and Belfast, Northern Ireland. She spent twenty months deeply immersed in the artist and artisan community of India-controlled Kashmir directing her first feature film Kasheer. It examines the complexities of life under military occupation from the perspective of three local artists. She has directed several short films in India and was also a Fulbright scholar to Jakarta, Indonesia where she studied Indonesian cinema. She is an alumnus of Boston College and recently began her PhD in filmmaking and conflict studies at Queens University Belfast in Northern Ireland.