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January 26, 2012 8:49 AM   Subscribe

Inshallah Kashmir: Living Terror is Oscar-nominated director Ashvin Kumar's brand new documentary, which is banned in India, that provides the perspectives of people that rarely receive positive mainstream media attention.

Third link has a trailer for the full move contained in the first link.
posted by gman (5 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
Kumar was able to get so much access because he was in Kashmir "officially" to make a much less political film, Insha'Allah Football, and did these candids on the side. Great project, and since there's not much in the way of internet blocking in India, I hope that people with internet access there will make this available as much as possible.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:59 AM on January 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh, snap! Another great post from gman.
posted by KokuRyu at 9:27 AM on January 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Huh. Well, this is a moment of unhappy learning. I hadn't known that Indian law permitted film-banning. Most democracies have fairly strong laws protecting freedom of speech.
posted by Mr. Excellent at 10:01 AM on January 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


I haven't heard of either of these documentaries - looking forward to checking them out.
posted by exhilaration at 12:01 PM on January 26, 2012


It's been a while since I've been to India, but they do have quite a few media censorship rule in particular with Kashmir related subjects. I remember picking up a Time magazine that had an article on Kashmir displaying the current boundries in Jammu/Kashmir occupied by Pakistan, India, and China and on the side was an ink stamp saying that this map was incorrect.
posted by roguewraith at 1:18 PM on January 26, 2012


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