Director: Duane Baughman and Johnny O’Hara
Documentary Feature: 2009 [USA] English 111 minutes
Screening: February 12, 12pm, Held Auditorium, Barnard College
Commentator Mona Eltahawy will discuss the film and issues of Muslim women and leadership following the conversation.
Synopsis: A riveting documentary of the recently assassinated Benazir Bhutto, a polarizing figure in the Muslim world. Following in her father’s footsteps as a pillar for democracy, Bhutto was expected to dominate Pakistan’s 2008 elections but the assassination sent Pakistan politics into turmoil. This major event sent shock waves throughout the world and transformed her from political messiah into a martyr for the common man.
Bio: Mona Eltahawy is an Egyptian-born award-winning columnist and public speaker on Arab and Muslims issues. She was a Reuters correspondent in Cairo and Jerusalem and reported extensively from the Middle East before she moved to the U.S. in 2000.