The Half Widow. Part 1 [Drama]


20210720It's August 2019. The Indian government has revoked Kashmir's special status and the region is now under curfew and communications blackout. Zameera (Mita Rahman) is a half-widow, the Kashmiri term for a woman whose husband is one of 'the disappeared'. She just wants a normal life, but she and her son are soon pulled in different directions. By Avin Shah.

Zameera....Mita Rahman

Yusuf.....Narinda Samra

Javed.....Gavi Singh Chera

Aaliyah.....Aysha Kala

Sergeant Patel.....Emilio Doorgasingh

Gashe.....Avin Shah

Journalist.....Ronny Jhutti

Directed by Emma Harding

Sound design by Alison Craig

Production co-ordination by Maggie Olgiati

Zameera is a half-widow, living through the Kashmir crisis of 2019. By Avin Shah.

Drama from BBC Radio 4