The Textures of Loss
Two decades of violence in Kashmir has left the valley devastated.
Every family silently nurses its deep wounds. Women have lost husbands, fathers, sons and brothers.
Children grow up in an environment of deep depression and young men do not see any future for themselves.
"The Textures of Loss" is an elegy to the wounded Kashmir valley.
The loss of loved ones manifests itself not only in pain, but also in anger, somatic symptoms, paralysis and deadness.
The film dwells on some of these responses.
(This film is part of Pankaj Butalia's trilogy about conflicts on the periphery of India titled "The Crippled Frontier", and also available independently)