This short film explores the intersection of sport and activism in the Indian-controlled territory.
The long political conflict in Kashmir has taken tens of thousands of lives, and in July, at least 30 people were killed by armed forces. Trust between Kashmiris and the Indian state that controls them continues to decline, especially among youth who’ve seen violence their entire lives. “The generation that was born and brought up post-nineties, they didn’t have a childhood at all,” says the human rights activist Khurram Parvez. This short documentary, Freerunner, by Roberto Drilea and Sanya Mansoor, follows a young man and his troupe of friends who practice parkour in the Kashmir Valley. The film is part of a larger project on youth who grew up in a militarized Kashmir; you can learn more about the project here.
This post originally appeared on The Atlantic.