Set in Pakistan, Dukhtar (Daughter) is a dramatic story of a mother who kidnaps her ten-year-old daughter to save her from the fate of a child bride. Their daring escape triggers a relentless hunt and as their pursuers close in on them, mother and daughter meet a cynical truck driver who offers unlikely hope.
Date: Sunday, February 8, 3:00PM
Location: Lehman Auditorium, 202 Altschul
Filmmaker Afia Nathaniel will join the audience following the screening.
Award-winning filmmaker, Afia Nathaniel loves pushing the boundaries of narrative film. Her debut feature film Dukhtar had its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival 2014 and became the Official Selection from Pakistan for the 87th Academy Awards. Dukhtar won “Best Director” and “Audience Award for Best Feature” at SAIFF, “NETPAC Jury Special Mention” award at the Bengaluru Film Festival and “Jury Award” by the Women’s International Film & Television Showcase and the WIFTS Foundation International Visionary Awards in LA. Afia is a mentor for Qalambaaz and an adjunct faculty member for Columbia University’s MFA Film program.