India: Films at “International Documentary & Short Film festival of Kerala” features asylum-seeking Pakistani Ahmadis in Nepal

Source: http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/thiruvananthapuram/2017/jun/21/films-at-kerala-documentary-and-short-film-festival-look-at-plight-of-refugees-1619041.html


Films at Kerala documentary and short film festival look at plight of refugees

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Refugees found a place at the 10th International Documentary and Short Film festival of Kerala (IDSFFK) that concluded on Tuesday in the capital city with a number of films looking at the issue of displaced people.

The highlights were two films by Palestinian filmmaker Mai Masri who focuses on Palestinians living in Lebanese refugee camps.

Himalayan Refugee, a 27-minute Urdu/English short documentary by Nikhil Singh Rajputt, features asylum-seeking Pakistani Ahmadis in Nepal. They are an Islamic sect deemed non-Muslim by the Pakistani constitution. And Nepal doesn’t regard them as refugees. The documentary talks about the 350 asylum seekers in limbo.

Son of Kali, a 16-minute fiction piece by… read more at source.

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