A young pickpocket dreams of escaping his strict uncle and his life in Kashmir. His plans are diverted after he steals the passport of a local woman and changes the course of both of their lives. –Visit Films
Tariq Tapa was born in New York City. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in English at Rice University in Houston, Texas. In 2004, he enrolled in the Graduate Film Directing Program at the California Institute of the Arts, where he made several short films, including Custody (2005, 10 mins), which was a Finalist at the 2006 Student Academy Awards and went on to screen at the Museum of Modern Art (August 2006) and at the Centre Pompidou (March 2007).
In 2006 he received a U.S. Fulbright Scholarship to Kashmir, India where he made his thesis (and debut) feature film Zero Bridge by himself, while staying with relatives from September 2006 until June 2007. —Visit Films
Two nominations for the Independent Spirit Awards. Shot in the city of Srinagar in India-controlled Kashmir. According to the director, cinema doesn’t come in or out of Kashmir. So enjoy this film that tells the efforts of a 17 year old boy to leave the city and a violent uncle in order to go to New Delhi. Recommended.