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Widow of Silence

OT: Widow of Silence

Praveen Morchhale // India, 2018
Fiction Feature // FF2019
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A widow in Kashmir is denied a new start and is instead forced to undergo an odyssey through a maze of corrupt bureaucracy. Aasia is a so-called half widow: seven years ago, her husband was abducted by Indian security forces and has since been considered dead. Indian bureaucrats, however, don’t see it that way – for them, he is alive until his death is documented on paper. Which is no problem they say, as long as Aasia is willing to pay for a few small gifts. Parveen Morchhale uses lyrical pictures to portray the lot of Kashmiri women in a patriarchal society, but without prettifying their fate.


PRAVEEN MORCHHALE (*1968) works as a theatre and film director, producer and screenplay writer. Widow of Silence is his third feature film.



Widow of Silence

Fiction Feature





85 min

OV with English subtitles

Praveen Morchhale

Praveen Morchhale

Shilpi Marwaha, Ajay Chourey, Noor Jahan, Bilal Ahmad, Zaba Banoo, Habibulla, Ahsan Bismil, Tahmida Akter

Praveen Morchhale

Mohammad Reza Jahanpanah

Anthony Joseph

Nikita Shah

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