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Director - Sabiha Sumar
Run Time -  99 minutes
Language - Urdu & Punjabi w/English subtitles
Format - DVD
Year - 2004
Genre - Foreign
Educational Interest- Asia, Cinema Studies, Human Rights, Islam, Political Science, Women’s Studies

Institutional DVD Price: $295




Silent Waters is set in 1979 in Pakistan, when General Zia-ul-Haq took control of the country and stoked the fires of Islamic nationalism. Ayesha, a Muslim woman who gets by on her late husband’s pension and by teaching young girls the Koran, invests her hopes in her beloved son Saleem. But when Saleem takes up with a group of Islamic fundamentalists just as a group of Sikh pilgrims come to town, Ayesha’s haunted past turns her present life upside down.



"RARE...WRENCHING...GRIPPING. Traces the roots of the radical Islamicist movement."- Ken Fox, TV Guide

"A timely look at the rise of extremism, deeply political but intensely personal."- Georgia Straight (Vancouver)

"EXTRAORDINARY! It graphically depicts the suffering women have to endure because of religion, politics, and patriarchy." - Spirituality & Health Magazine