War and poverty force Gulzar, a young tourist boatman, to run away from Kashmir with his best friend. But a military crackdown derails their escape, and they become trapped in Gulzar's lake village. Waiting for conditions to change, they discover a mysterious woman, braving the curfew to research the dying lake. As Gulzar falls for her, rivalry and jealousy threaten his boyhood friendship and their plans of escape. Gulzar must choose between a new life and a new love. The first film set in the endangered lake communities of Kashmir, Valley of Saints blends fiction and documentary to bring audiences inside this unique world. Written by
Did You Know?
Valley of Saints is a sobriquet of Kashmir for the number of mystics and Sufi saints that have lived and passed their teachings in Kashmir. There are a number of shrines of saints, which have become a heart of Kashmir's culture. See more