New Delhi: Valley of Saints, Musa Syeed's first feature film will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival which begins on January 19, 2012. The film was shot in Kashmir during the peak of unrest in 2010. It tells the story of a boatman who wants out of Kashmir but a beautiful young woman researching the dying Dal lake leads him to contemplate a different future.
Later this month, the film will have a screening in the Bright Future section at International Film Festival Rotterdam.
Musa Syeed is an independent writer and filmmaker of Kashmiri origin based in New York. He received the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Production Award for his screenplay of Valley of Saints. His documentaries titled Bronx Princess and A Son's Sacrifice have travelled to several international film festivals like Berlinale, Tribeca and International Documentary Festival Amsterdam. Syeed talks about Valley of Saints and the process of shooting it in Kashmir
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05:59 PM, Jan 27, 2012
New Delhi: 'Valley of Saints', a love story set in Kashmir is all set to compete for the top award in the World Dramatics category of Sundance Film Festival 2012. The film, directed by an American filmmaker Musa Sayeed, has earlier won Film Independent and Sloan Foundation Producer's Grant. 'Valley of Saints' is about a Kashmiri boatman Gulzar, who plans to run away from the war and poverty surrounding his...
12:07 PM, Dec 07, 2011