Where Have You Hidden My New Moon Crescent? — by Iffat Fatima

Feb 23, 2020

Iffat Fatima's documentary "Where Have You Hidden My New Moon Crescent?" traces the journey of Mughal Mase (from Habba Kadal, Srinagar) in "her relentless quest for justice" while seeking answers about the enforced disappearance of her only son, Nazir Ahmed Teli, a teacher who was picked up by the Indian armed forces on September 1, 1990, only never to be found again. The film also tells the larger story of enforced disappearance in Kashmir, and reveals the close-knit community of support that the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) has developed over the years under the leadership of its founder, Parveena Ahangar.

Iffat Fatima's documentary "Where Have You Hidden My New Moon Crescent?" traces the journey of Mughal Mase (from Habba Kadal, Srinagar) in "her relentless quest for justice" while seeking answers about the enforced disappearance of her only son, Nazir Ahmed Teli, a teacher who was picked up by the Indian armed forces on September 1, 1990, only never to be found again. The film also tells the larger story of enforced disappearance in Kashmir, and reveals the close-knit community of support that the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) has developed over the years under the leadership of its founder, Parveena Ahangar.

Where Have You Hidden My New Moon Crescent?
Documentary, 2009
By Iffat Fatima
Duration: 28 mins
Language : Kashmiri (with English subtitles)

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Knowledge is like Teher.
A handful of cooked rice
a humble offering
to ward off the grief
from an entire century.
Whosoever receives Teher
does so with blessings
and well wishes.
Today the T in Teher
is the T in Taaleem
just as the K in Kashmir
is the K in your name.
From Teōtīhuacān to Tral
we make a humble offering.

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