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September 08, 2011

Bhutto

"A recent Sundance world premiere, Bhutto tells the epic story of one of the most fascinating characters of our time--Benazir Bhutto, the first woman in history 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 two terms in power saw extreme acts of courage and controversy as she tried to clean up Pakistan's corrupt political culture while quelling the fires of radical Islam that threaten to engulf the region. A fascinating array of archival footage and interviews with family members and leading experts brings life to this tale of Shakespearean dimension in the country the Economist calls the World's most dangerous place."

Bhutto is an amazing documentary which not only provides insight to one of Pakistan's main political families but also to the struggles consuming Pakistan today. Bhutto’s attempts to build up the citizens and bring democracy are continuously attacked by the military and Islamic fundamentalists. This is also a cautionary tale, when you use extremist as her father's political opponents did, you can hardly depend on a beneficial outcome. Bhutto knew that she had to go back to Pakistan and she knew she would not return. The Military, military police and Islamic extremists have taken over Pakistan and the repercussions are felt to this day. ~Mike

Released in 2011

Askwith Media Library 55897-D 111 minutes

Posted by mcmike at September 8, 2011 11:24 AM

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