Council on Foreign Relations Crisis Guide: Pakistan
Beset by devastating floods, increased terror attacks, and political instability, Pakistan’s precarious state is a matter of global concern. “Crisis Guide: Pakistan,” the Council on Foreign Relations’ (CFR) interactive multimedia feature, examines the roots of the country’s challenges: an increasing number of terrorist groups; a growing nuclear arsenal that could become vulnerable to these groups; a long-standing rivalry with India and troubled border with conflict-ridden Afghanistan; and the ongoing power struggle between a strong military and a weak civilian government. The guide draws on expert analysis to demonstrate what these problems mean for the region and the world, and to explore potential directions for the country.
Role: Producer Run Time (Cinematic Narrative) 8:34 Publication: September 30, 2010
Produced by Council on Foreign Relations and MediaStorm
Michael Moran, Council on Foreign Relations
Brian Storm, MediaStorm
Supervising Producer: Robert McMahon
Managing Producer: Jeremy Sherlick
Lead Writer/Producer: Jayshree Bajoria
Writer/Producer: Greg Bruno
Producer: Hagit Bachrach
Copy Editor: Aimee Rawlins
CFR Studies Program
Senior Production Advisor: Daniel Markey
Design and Development: Jacky Myint
Producer: Tim Matsui
Producer: Eric Maierson
Council on Foreign Relations
President: Richard Haass
Publisher: David Kellogg
Through winter and spring of 2010, I worked with MediaStorm to create a cinematic narrative to lead the in-depth and interactive Crisis Guide. As producer, I researched film and photo archives for content to build the visual sequence, I cut interviews, and edited the visual sequence based off a transcript provided by CFR.
Due to the sensitive subject matter, the on-going war in Afghanistan, and other political considerations, the transcript underwent multiple revisions and a changing cast of expert interviews.
When the final cut was done, the interactive was nominated for a National Emmy Award for News and Documentary, Overseas Press Club Award, and Online Journalism Award.