The virtual world is erasing distances. It is creating innovative platforms for interaction, information dispensation and dialogue. Using this space, and the medium of films, we have attempted to start dialogue and reconciliation process between two sides of the divided Jammu and Kashmir in South Asia. The Kashmir region, which is a disputed territory between India and Pakistan, remains one of the main flashpoints in South Asia, with both regional and geo-political implications. These films initiated dialogue between both sides through visual medium and aimed to challenge deep-set prejudices in conflict. The project was supported by UK based NGO Conciliation Resources. Below are the link to these films
Journey Through River Vitasta
The film highlights the pain of separation of thousands of families in Jammu and Kashmir, who are split between India and Pakistan. These families live on either side of river Vitasta and have been urging the governments to soften borders and allow access.
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More Info: Interviews on making of the film
This film highlights the impact restricted movement across the LoC has on people of Jammu and Kashmiri and on their ability to live out their faith through pilgrimages and shrine visits.
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Trading for Peace
The third film in the series, on cross Line of Control (LoC), Trading for Peace, tells the story of the building bridges and peacemaking through trade.