Silence In The Library

Student protesters trapped inside their university library prepare for armed forces to inevitably break through the doors. The film follows two characters on either side of the conflict; the first is a young university student who is disillusioned by the suffering all around him and refuses to take sides. The other protagonist is a young soldier who is ordered to lead the charge against the student protesters and struggles to reconcile his duties with his morality.

  • Yang Zimik
  • Yang Zimik
  • Huzaifa Ali
  • Sabrina Bhatt
    Key Cast
  • Shivam Sharma
    Key Cast
  • Azhar Khan
    Key Cast
  • Swarnag
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 31 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 3, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 USD
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    English, Hindi
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Whistling Woods International
Director Biography - Yang Zimik

Yang Zimik is a filmmaker living in Los Angeles, California.

After receiving his Economics degree from St. Stephen’s College, Yang attended Whistling Woods International Film School where he graduated as valedictorian of his batch.

In 2015, he was invited by the Chinese Govt. to make a documentary on the indigenous craft of hand puppetry in Xiamen, China. On his return, Yang immediately joined the Bollywood film industry as an Assistant Director, Script Supervisor and Director’s Assistant on films such the 2016 Irrfan Khan starring blockbuster, ‘Hindi Medium’.

In 2017, he worked as an Associate Director on an independent film starring Atul Kulkarni, where he could take on greater responsibilities such as designing the shot breakdown, scheduling the production shoot, and making most of the technical decisions on set.

In 2018, Yang took on the role of Head Writer & Director at the WWI Jio VR Lab, where he experimented with the latest in Virtual Reality technology to understand the boundaries of this emerging medium. He also designed the curriculum for ‘Writing & Directing for Virtual Reality’, the first of its kind in India.

He has conducted several workshops for professionals from the film industry such as Neeraj Pandey. In 2019, he was invited to IFFI Goa, India’s most prestigious film festival, to give a workshop on VR film-making.

In 2021, Yang expanded his professional interests by working as Lead Narrative Designer at Studio Sirah, a Bangalore-based video game company, writing and designing the story for a collectible card game based on Hindu Mythology.

Along with his professional work, Yang has been writing & directing short films that have garnered awards and official selections across the country and internationally. His short films, ‘Why Do We Call Them Suncatchers’ & ‘Film, City’ have been released on Disney+ Hotstar, India’s largest streaming platform.

Yang is currently pursuing a Masters Degree from AFI (American Film Institute), specializing in Film Direction, Batch of 2024.

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Director Statement

This is the film that made me want to leave India forever, so I did.