KASHMIR - JOURNEY TO FREEDOM

By Udi ALONI

CINEPHIL - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2008

The story of a new generation of Kashmiri Muslims who began a nonviolent resistance struggle to change the destiny of their nation.

    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • ISRAEL, USA, JAPAN
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 73 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Udi ALONI
    • Producer(s)
    • Udi ALONI, Sara KAMENS, Rafi COHEN
    • Synopsis
    • Once described by Mahatma Gandhi as “a pillar of light in a subcontinent lost in darkness,” Kashmir has become a land of terror and despair; suffering under the strain of constant violence and human rights violations. This film tells the story of a new generation of young Muslim Kashmiris who, after years of armed resistance, decided to lay down their arms and start a nonviolent resistance movement in the hope of finally achieving peace and independence. They strive for a renaissance of the Kashmiri tradition of religious and ethnic coexistence, inspired by Sufi culture and the spirit and history of Kashmir.
      In a rare look at the region, Udi Aloni filmed his protagonists as they launched their new struggle. Finally refused re-entry by the Indian government, Aloni was forced to tell the rest of this story far from the land and people he had come to admire.
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