Kashmiri documentary selected for International Film Festival
Srinagar, Feb 7: A Kashmiri documentary film “Ocean Of Tears” that was barred from screening in Kashmir University last month, has been selected for screening in the third Nepal Human Right International Film Festival (NHRIFF) to begin from February 21 in Katmandu.
“This is a pride moment for a film maker to showcase his film in the international forum and the Nepal Festival is the major and special festival,” Bilal A Jan, the maker of the film said.
The film speaks about the nature of crimes committed against women in Kashmir with eye opening facts about events of crimes against women them in the conflict zone.
“It is for the first time in the history of Kashmir conflict, that some film like Ocean of Tears highlights the Kunanposhpora mass rape incident, Shopian and murder cases, involuntary disappearance and some untold stories and got passed by Central Board of film Certification and Produced by,” Jan said.
The film was earlier barred from screening by the Police in the University of Kashmir after authorities raised doubts about its content. The screening of the film was scheduled on December 15 2012 in University auditorium.
“Ocean of Tears is my second film which got selected for the Nepal Human Right International Film Festival (NHRIFF) after The lost childhood,” he said.
“I am happy that the international audience will know about the gross human rights violation in Kashmir and it will get noticed by many international filmmakers,” Jan added.
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