Crown Quadrangle, 559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610 United States
This event is open to the public.
The Stanford Human Rights Centre will be screening Blood Leaves Its Trail (Khoon Diy Baarav), a documentary by Iffat Fatima on the thousands of enforced disappearances in Kashmir, and memory as a tool of resistance. The film explores 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 as 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 political problems, by which communities and lives within it get invaded and destroyed, even as it shatters personal dreams and desires. The film appeals for a political resolution to the Kashmir issue, which has by now affected five generations of people in the region.
Iffat Fatima is an independent filmmaker from Kashmir based in Delhi, and will be present after the movie screening for a Q&A session, and to talk about the movie.
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