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Udi Aloni

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780231157599

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231157599.001.0001

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Existence on the Boundary

Existence on the Boundary

On the Film Kashmir: Journey to Freedom

Chapter:
(p.194) Existence on the Boundary
Source:
What Does a Jew Want?
Author(s):

Alain Badiou

Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231157599.003.0035

This chapter examines Udi Aloni's film Kashmir: Journey to Freedom and its philosophical dimension—a dimension of hope. It first considers the problematic relationship between philosophy and war, destruction, and terror before turning to Kashmir. It argues that Aloni's film is not only about a terrible situation, a situation where we find destruction, but also about a possibility in acting beyond the negative features of the situation, however terrible they are. It also discusses some of the important features of the film, with particular emphasis on the boundary between India and Pakistan and the history of the conflict between them in the place where Kashmir exists. Finally, it explores the interplay between the question of religion and question of power, along with nonviolent movement as it relates to people's existence.

Keywords:   film, Udi Aloni, Kashmir: Journey to Freedom, war, destruction, boundary, India, Pakistan, Kashmir, nonviolent movement

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