Exactly one year ago, the government of India passed a resolution abrogating the special status of the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir under Article 370, and another converting the state in two Union Territories. Since that time, the region has been under varying degrees of lockdown, with restrictions placed on people and information—the 4G ban still persists.
We may not have much filmed evidence on how life was in Kashmir this past year, but conflict in the valley began long before 5 August 2019. For anyone looking to get a general idea about the region, there’s a wealth of non-fiction film. Here are six titles you can start with.