The film Khoon Diy Baarav, made over nine years by filmmaker Iffat Fatima, enters the vexed political scenario in Indian-occupied Kashmir through the lives of families of the victims of enforced disappearances. It is a non-sequential account of personal narratives and reminiscences ruptured by violence, undermined by erasure and over-ridden by official documents that challenge truth. Opening out the real and the human against the abstract and the brutal, the film seeks to confront advocates of amnesia in Kashmir as well as in other conflict zones. It questions the militaristic approach to resolve problems, by which communities and lives within it get invaded and destroyed, even as it shatters personal dreams and desires.
Join us after the screening for Q&A and discussion led by Hafsa Kanjwal, Assistant Professor of South Asian History, Lafayette College.
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