With restricted movement across the line of control, many Kashmiris on both sides have been denied the opportunity to undertake pilgrimages to shrines of great spiritual importance over the last 60 years. This film provides an emotive illustration of how this separation has impacted Kashmiris across the different faiths. This again shows that amidst the lengthy conflict which has left deep scars and engrained divisions, the Kashmiri people continue to display a unity, transcending current circumstances and offering hope to the situation. As a cross-LoC collaborative project, the process of jointly shooting and editing the film is as important as the messages it contains.
The film has been screened in the UK at two events attended by the Kashmiri diaspora in the UK. The diaspora found the film to be moving and educative about the impact of the conflict on people of different faiths on either side of the divide.
The film, the second inn a series, has been jointly made by two filmmakers, Pawan Bali and Muhammad Urfi, who are from either side of the LoC in Kashmir and haven't been able to meet in their home region. Their first documentary film, 'A Journey Through River Vitasta', has been widely screened both in the region as well as with international audiences and has been very positively received.