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Director: Shoib Nikash Shah
Year: 2019
Duration: 82′
Language: VOSC
Genre: Drama

Shot in beautiful, untouched forests of Poonch, Surankot and surrounding areas of Kashmir, Oxygen is a portrayal of the moral ambiguity of corruption among low paid government employees. The dilemma of low salaries and tempting deals offered to grossly underpaid and under-employed officials and the resultant struggle of honest officers with the established system forms the central plot of the film. The film was presented at Cannes Film Festival 2019.

Shoib Nikash Shah is a director, producer and actor from Pamrot, a small village located near the Indo Pak border. His interest and passion for films started in early childhood. His first film as actor was the lead in “Identity Card” (2014). The film was showcased in a convention in Brussels and won international acclaim. His other major films are “Mantostaan” (2017) and “Side A & Side B” (2018) where he has won awards for best actor.


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