“In the shade of fallen chinar” is a short documentary that was shot in kashmir valley a few days before the current unrest began, It takes a peep into the lives of a group of young kashmiri artist’s who are also University students. It talks about the factors that inspires their art and how it takes the form of resistance in a conflict ridden Valley.

Directed by Fazil Nc and Shawn Sebastian.
Editing : Appu Bhattathiri.
Cinematography : Fazil Nc.

Music : Ali Saffudin.
Featured artists : Syed Shahriyar, Saba Nazki, Ovais Ahmad, Mu’Azzam Bhat, Ali Saffudin, Khytul Abyad , Tabiah Qari.
Rap : Mu’Azzam Bhat.

Photography © : Syed Shahriyar.
Clash Footages : Zubair

VFX : Arunlal Pillai (MINDSTEAN STUDIOS , Chennai)
Designer : Nizam Kadri ( CAVEMEN’S ARK, Calicut)

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  1. K SHESHU BABU says:

    Documentaries on the lives of Kashmiris is rare. This is one of the best documentaries made in Kashmiri background and its problems. This is to be heartily welcomed.

  2. Prof.R.Srinivasa Murthy says:

    This is powerful video. It brings out the impact of the conflict on the youth. The disruption of their lives, the sources of stress and how they are using art to address the emotional distress and sense of insecurity are brought out very well. I congratulate the team for this excellent contribution to understand the human impact of the conflict situation in Kashmir valley.
    My background of work is disaster mental health care.I am a psychiatrist-mental health professional, I have worked with a wide range of populations in disaster/conflict situations and published both scientific and SELF-CARE material for emotional health of survivors.
    I would like to work towards developing and sharing/empowering the youth of Kashmir towards their empotional health. i would like to hear from those working in this area, those interested in this activity to get in touch with me.
    Especially relevant to my planned work is the PERSONAL EXPERIENCES of coping with the conflict situation. My email is: smurthy030@gmail.com. Look forward to work together to make a difference to the youth of Kashmir. Thank you.

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