‘Ocean of Tears’ screening on Saturday

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Srinagar, Dec 13: Ocean of Tears, a documentary by a Kashmiri filmmaker and supported by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India is scheduled for its first public screening in Srinagar on December 15. “The documentary highlights human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir and the crimes inflicted on women during the ongoing conflict,” the filmmaker said. “The film touches the tales of mass rape victims of Kunanposhpora and occurrence of Shopian double rape and murder case,” Bilal A Jan, the filmmaker told Greater Kashmir.
According organizers the documentary would be screened at the Kashmir University, Convocation Complex on Saturday. “The film ‘Ocean of Tears’ captures the physical, psychological and sexual violence inflicted on the victims,” Bilal said. “The total duration of the film is 27 minutes and the Ministry of I&B-supported Public Service Broadcasting Trust (PSBT) had released its 7-minute excerpts on Youtube in October this year,” he said.
The film is produced by Rajiv Mehrotra under the banner of Public Service Broadcasting Trust, New Delhi. Filmmaker Bilal A Jan was supported by a team of girls including Tanveen Kawoosa, Khair-un-Nisa and Ezabir Ali in research and scriptwriting.
Bilal A Jan, hailing from Bag-e-Sunder Bala Chattabal, Srinagar bagged the fellowship of PSBT in June 2011 for making the film.Jan’s first film ‘The Lost Childhood’ which portrays exploitation of working children in Kashmir Valley, was widely acclaimed at national and international level and was shown at Tehran International Short Film Festival and Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) in 2008.
The film won SR NINA SUGHATI Award for best director in conceptual cinema and also won a prize at first ever J&K Film Festival organized by J&K Cultural Academy for Art, Cultural and Languages in 2010.

Lastupdate on : Thu, 13 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 13 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 14 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST




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