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Aamir Bashir, India, 2010, 96 min.
Don Quijote Prize Fribourg, Switzerland, 2011

CAST
Reza Naji (Yusuf)
Shanawaz bhat (Rafiq)
Shamim Basharat (Fatima)
Salma Ashai (Shaheen)
SCREENPLAY
Aamir Bashir, Shanker Raman, Mahmood
Farooqui
EDITOR
Shan Mohammed
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Shanker Raman
1ST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Rajesh Thanickan
SCRIPT CONTINUITY SUPERVISOR
Ruchi Bhimani
MUSIC
Naren Chandavarkar, Suhas Ahuja, Benedict
Taylor
PRODUCTION SOUND MIXER
Sohel Sanwari
PRODUCTION DESIGN
Rakesh Yadav
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Rafiq and his family are struggling to come to terms
with the loss of his older brother Tauqir, a tourist
photographer, who is one of the thousands of young
men who have disappeared since the onset of the
militant insurgency in Kashmir. After an unsuccessful
attempt to cross the border into Pakistan, to become a
militant, Rafiq returns home to an aimless existence.
Until one day, he accidentally finds his brother's old
camera.

THE IFFS Statement for Don Quijote Prize 2011
25th Festival International du film de Fribourg:

With the Don Quijote Award, the Jury of International Federation of Films Society wishes unanimously to commend a remarkable first movie, in particular for its treatment of a sensitive topic (the traumatic impact of Kashmir conflit on the people) as well as for its aesthetic choices which intermingle with realistic scenes, dream visions and metaphors about oppression, death, madness and sacrifice.
Through the eyes of a lost Rafiq, the filmmaker manages to make us feel strongly the daily oppression, where wanton violence and death threaten to strike at any moment.

Avec le Prix Don Quijote le Jury de la Fédération internationale des ciné-clubs tient à saluer à l'unanimité un remarquable premier film tant pour le traitement sensible de son sujet (les conséquences traumatiques du conflit au Cachemire sur la population)
que pour son parti-pris esthétique, où aux scènes réalistes s'entremêlent visions oniriques et métaphores sur l'oppression, la mort, la folie et le sacrifice.
A travers le regard perdu de Rafiq, le cinéaste parvient à nous faire ressentir avec force le quotidien oppressant, où la violence aveugle et la mort menacent de frapper à tout instant.