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About SOZ – A BALLAD OF MALADIES

Runtime: 84 minutes

Language: Urdu

Of folk, rock and hip-hop, the Film is a portrait of different cultural practitioners whose work engages with the political upheavals and its social costs in contemporary Kashmir. The Film is a glance into the collective memory of a people and the expressions of its history to understand the emerging voices of resistance and their resonance in the world’s most heavily militarised zone. In a journey through the metamorphoses of Kashmir’s traditional art practices into its contemporary arts of resistance, the Film unfolds a transformed cultural fabric of the valley, which departs from the notion of Kashmir as a ‘paradise’.

Awards:

Best Documentary, International Documentary & Short Film Festival of Kerala, Trivandrum

Best Documentary, Whatashort Independent International Film Festival, New Delhi

Screened at World Music and Independent Film Festival, Virginia

Screened at Singapore South Asian International Film Festival

Director: Tushar Madhav

Tushar Madhav is interested in the geopolitics of contemporary and folk art and has independently shot and edited documentaries around the theme. He also conducts workshops on finding audio-visual alternatives for storytelling, documentation and media advocacy programmes with students, university professors and organisations that work with juvenile criminals and underprivileged girls.

Director: Sarvnik Kaur

Sarvnik Kaur is a Mumbai based screenplay writer. She’s been working in the Hindi Film industry for the past 5 years. Her first novel ‘Where Arrows Meet’ was published in 2012. She is an alma mater of Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islmia University.