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Khudayas Hawaal ( In God's Protection)

This is about the trauma of living in Kashmir, a beautiful valley that continues to go through a war and militarisation. This is about breaking the taboo around mental health. This is about survival and a hope for a better tomorrow.

Kashmir is one of the most dangerous places on earth. An intense conflict has continued for the last seven decades, with over 80,000 dead in the last 3 decades. The costs of conflict has also led to the mental health epidemic in Kashmir, with over 40% of the population suffering from mental disorders. While the psychiatric help is minimum, the taboo around mental illness only makes it worse. But a lot of people have found healing in their faith.

  • Shoaib Kadla
  • Muhammad Faysal
  • Shoaib Kadla
  • Fahad Idris
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    5 minutes 57 seconds
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    April 1, 2019
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    315 USD
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Director Biography - Shoaib Kadla

Shoaib Kadla: Born May 11, 1998, is a Kashmiri filmmaker and a Music Producer. My films are characterized by nonlinear storylines, satirical subject matter, realistic stories, an aestheticization of violence.

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Director Statement

I was born in 90's, I mean the late 90's and during this period of time my homeland has been under oppression. And then listening tales from parents what had been happening here made me really sad. when everything around you is surrounded the voice of truth gets choked. And you can't hide from the truth. And likewise this movie is about how common people live here in scariness and how they are going through mental illness and that's where I made my mind to express what I've seen here. And that's what you seen in this.