2015 Moving Mountains Symposium: Break-out Sessions

Date: May 22, 2015
Start Time: 1:30 p.m.

After lunch, the symposium will disperse into breakout sessions for longer conversations with the audience, similar to Mountainfilm Town Talks.

Photography Under Fire


The Hotel Madeline Ballroom

Sebastian Junger, Massoud Hossein and Robert Nickelsburg — a veteran photojournalist who has documented Afghanistan since 1988 — talk about the challenges of being a journalist covering Afghanistan and focusing a camera while under fire.

Moderated by Sharif Sharifullah, who worked for The New York Times in Afghanistan.

In Person:
  • Sebastian Junger
  • Massoud Hossaini
  • Robert Nickelsberg
  • Afghan Women: Telling Their Stories


    The Village Table
    Sarah Menzies, Mo Scarpelli and Farzana Wahidy discuss what it’s like to gain access to the stories of women in Afghanistan.
    Moderated by Katie Klingsporn, Mountainfilm’s program director.

    In Person:
  • Sarah Menzies
  • Mo Scarpelli
  • Farzana Wahidy
  • The Afghan Political Situation


    Telluride Ski & Golf Club Lounge
    Rina Amiri, Fawzia Koofi and Matthew Rosenberg speak about the future of Afghan politics and the role of women in the process.
    Moderated by David Holbrooke.

    In Person:
  • Rina Amiri
  • Fawzia Koofi
  • Matthew Rosenberg
  • Afghan Kite Running


    Top of the Gondola (weather permitting)
    Join Afghan-born kite master Basir Beria, who built kites for the film The Kite Runner, for a kite-flying demonstration at the top of the gondola.

    In Person:
  • Basir Beria