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Nooreh

22 minutes|India

Director:

Ashish Pandey

Country:

India

Year:

2018

Film Duration:

22 minutes

Language:

Kashmiri

Producer:

Ashish Pandey

Screenwriter:

Ashish Pandey

DoP:

Susheel Gautam

Editor:

Pallavi Singhal

Cast:

  • Saima Latief
    Key Cast
  • Sania Manzoor
    Key Cast
  • Afreen Rafiq
    Key Cast

Synopsis

Nestled in Kashmir valley lies a small village on the India-Pakistan border always caught in the crossfire between the two warring nations. One night an eight year old girl ‘Nooreh’ discovers that the gun battle rages when she sleeps and the bloody duel stops when she keeps her eyes open.

Director's Statement

Children dream of a beautiful world, unaware that its divided, fragmented and determined to self-destruct. In these uncertain and troubled times, its essential to look at the world with the hope filled eyes of 'Nooreh

Ashish Director

Ashish Pandey

Director

Ashish began his quest to find unheard marginal voices with his first short ‘The Cabin man’ (2007) which dealt with the loneliness of a cabin man guarding an abandoned railway cabin. In ‘Open Doors’ (2010) he reflected upon the apathy of a son towards her fragile mother; who hopes to return home, till her last breath. ‘Nooreh’ (2018) portrays an innocent belief of a young Kashmiri girl, growing up in a conflict ridden village on the India-Pakistan border. The years in between are devoted to earn money to fund the next truth seeking venture; Truth which is not definite. He is a graduate from Satyajit Ray film & television institute, Kolkata with specialization in Sound.

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