Passengers: A Video Journey in Gujarat Dir: Nooh Nizami and Akanksha Joshi
2003 | India | 52 mins
Feb 27, 2002: Coach S-6 of Sabarmati Express coming from Ayodhya catches fire in Godhra and ignites the state of Gujarat.
Aziz Pathan. Harinesh Pandya. And their families. Passengers of a journey that began from Godhra.
Noorjahan, Aziz Pathan’s daughter has been brutally assaulted by a mob of over 500 people. Their entire family is in the relief camp. Torn, shattered.
Harinesh Bhai is a social worker. He is working in the Muslim relief camps. His younger brother is Sanatan Pandya. A Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) worker. He has been accused of killing Muslims. Harinesh’s wife, Sadhana, comes from a staunch right wing background.
Nooh Nizami and Akanksha Joshi – a Muslim and a Hindu – journey with the families for over a year and a half; their own lives becoming a part of the fire that spread out of the state and ignited the entire nation.