By Jivraj Burman
Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) The unique feature of a package of movies from Jammu and Kashmir shown at the ongoing Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) 2008 is that it evokes memories of the silent era.
None of the short movies or documentaries has any dialogue or commentary accompanying them. The visuals make up for the words that are not there.
The movies have been so made that their content can be understood through visual narratives without dialogues or commentaries to enable them to reach the widest possible audience across all the social strata.
Though the package has only seven movies, freshness marks each one of them. The directors have tried to present the state's variegated hues of culture and