Directed by Duane Baughman & Johnny O'Hara
111 minutes, color, English, 2010
The epic story of Benazir Bhutto, the first woman in history elected to lead a Muslim nation.
A favored daughter of the family often called the “Kennedys of Pakistan,” Benazir was elected Prime Minister after her father was overthrown and executed by his own military. Her time in power saw acts of courage and controversy as she broke the Islamic glass ceiling, fought for the rights of women, and tried to quell the fires of religious extremism, while battling accusations of corruption.A fascinating array of archival footage, never-before-heard audio of Benazir and interviews with family members and leading experts brings to life this tale of Shakespearean dimensions in the country The Economist calls “the World’s most dangerous place.”
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" A vitally important story." - San Francisco Chronicle
"An epic story. Riveting... Brilliant." - Box Office Magazine
" Fascinating!." - Time Out New York
"A gripping combination of family saga and political thriller." - San Francisco Examiner
"A worthy portrait of a phenomenal woman. Thorough and exciting." - Variety
"Makes fiction pale by comparison. An involving crash course in the ultra-turbulent history of Pakistan and ultimately alarming." - Los Angeles Times
"Impressive! The film gives us a strong sense of Bhutto’s personality and strength."
"A spellbinding portrait that moves with the speed, intensity and suspense of a psychological thriller. A riveting masterpiece." - Moving Pictures International
"Intelligent, provocative, dazzling! The soul of Benazir inhabits this film." - Huffington Post
Daughter of Destiny: An Autobiography by Benazir Bhutto
Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy, and the West by Benazir Bhutto
Goodbye Shahzadi: A Political Biography of Benazir Bhutto by Shyam Bhatia
Songs of Blood and Sword: A Daughter's Memoir by Fatima Bhutto
See details about this film's theatrical run.
Watch director Duane Baughman discuss Bhutto on ABC News "World View".
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