‘Ocean of Tears’ screened in Kerala amidst protests

KL Report


‘Ocean of Tears’, a documentary on the Kunan- Poshpora rape victims in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, was screened at VIBGYOR International short and documentary film festival in Kerala on Friday afternoon.

 BJP activists protested and ransacked the venue resulting in the disturbances for some time but the screening was completed by the efforts of the organisers and the audience.

Considered to be the largest alternative film festival in South Asia, the VIBGYOR film festival is being held from February 11 to 16 at Thrissur City of Kerala.

“As the screening of the film started at 5:30m Pm, a handful of BJP activists started sloganeering outside the venue and later barked in and ransacked furniture and the screen,” Bilal A Jan, the film maker told Kashmir Life over phone from Kerala.

However, Bilal said that the film was fully screened later by the efforts of the organizers and the audience.

P Baburaj from Regional theatre Thrissur, Kerala while talking to Kashmir Life alleged that Kerala, police allowed the BJP activists led by their state President Adv. Gopalakrishnan, to come inside the venue. “The BJP activists managed their entry into the venue only after police allowed them,” said Baburaj.

He however, said that the film was later resumed and screened fully and it was applauded by the audience.


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