Bhutto- A Documentary Film
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Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2010 To Thu, 17 Jun 2010
Venue: DHA Cinema / Lahore
Show Timings: Every Sunday 11:30 am
Synopsis: BHUTTO is the definitive documentary chronicling the life of one of the most complex and fascinating characters of our time. Her epic life story is a tale of Shakespearean dimensions involving a woman battling for democracy, and equality with the most dangerous place in the world as a backdrop: a nuclear armed, Home of the Taliban…Pakistan.
Benazir Bhutto was born into a wealthy landowning family that rose up to become Pakistan’s dominant political dynasty. Often referred to as the “Kennedy’s of Pakistan”, the Bhutto’s share a painful history of triumph and tragedy, played out on an international stage.
Educated at Harvard and Oxford, and aiming for a quiet career in foreign service, Benazir’s life was transformed when her father, the iconic first democratically elected president of Pakistan, chose her over his eldest son to carry his political mantle. But when Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was overthrown and executed by his own handpicked Army Chief, Benazir vowed to avenge her father, and restore democracy — or die trying.
Benazir Bhutto broke the Islamic glass ceiling as the world’s first woman to lead a Muslim nation. Yet she was wed in a traditional arranged marriage to then-Karachi playboy Asif Ali Zardari. Her two terms in power saw acts of courage and controversy as she eradicated polio and stood up for women, while fighting the male-dominated political elite, and a nervous military leadership who brought her down with accusations of corruption and wrong-doing.
In 2007, with nuclear-armed Pakistan in turmoil and under the thumb of yet another military dictator, Benazir was called back onto the world stage as Pakistan’s best hope for democracy. With her assassination she transcended politics, but left behind an historic legacy that will be debated for years to come.