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Kashmir World Film Festival: Hopes for reviving cinema

The conflict in Kashmir has had a profound impact on the region's film industry. But now, a new film festival is hoping to change all this by reviving Kashmir’s once strong cinematic tradition.

The conflict in Kashmir has had a profound impact on the region's film industry.

Many of the cinemas have been converted for other functions since they were forcibly shut down by a rebel group.

Residents have largely relied on DVDs and tapes to keep in touch with the latest artistic offerings.

But now, a new film festival is hoping to change all this by reviving Kashmir’s once strong cinematic tradition.

Al Jazeera's Sonia Gallego reports.

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