Srinagar, February 08: A documentary film “Tears of Ocean” depicting violence against Kashmiri women in India administrated Kashmir has been included in the international film festival for human rights in Nepal. The film will be judged at the 3rd Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival, its director says.
The authorities in occupied Kashmir had stopped the documentary ‘Ocean of Tears’ from being screened at the University of Kashmir in December, leading to protests by students.
The 27-minute film focuses on physical, psychological and sexual violence against women in the Kashmir valley, where tens of thousands have been killed by Indian troops during the past over two decades.
The film also narrates incidents of rape, which involved security forces – like the 1991 incident in Kunan-Poshpora villages in north Kashmir, where troops barged into several houses, drove out men and raped many women.
“The film showcases eye-opening facts about spine chilling events of crimes against women. It depicts how they learn to deal with their past and the coming year of further battle against the power structures,” Its director, Bilal Ahmed Jan says in a statement.
The film has been selected under the competition category at the film festival in Nepal, to be held from February 21 to 23.