Bhutto (2010) Trailer
The trailer for Bhutto.
Bhuttois the definitive documentary that chronicles the life of one of the most complex and fascinating characters of our time. Hers is an epic tale of Shakespearean dimension. Its the story of the first woman in history to lead a Muslim nation: Pakistan. Newsweek called it the most dangerous place in the world, and the home of nuclear war heads and the Taliban.
Benazir Bhutto was born into a wealthy landowning family that became Pakistans dominant political dynasty. Often referred to as the Kennedys of Pakistan, the Bhuttos share a painful history of triumph and tragedy, played out on an international stage.
Educated at Harvard and Oxford, and with an eye on a foreign service career, Benazirs life changed forever when her father, Pakistans first democratically elected president, chose Benazir to carry his political mantle over the familys eldest son. In the late 70s, when Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was overthrown and executed by his handpicked Army Chief, Benazir swore to avenge her father and restore democracy or to die trying.
Benazir Bhutto may have broken the Islamic glass ceiling, but she was wed in a traditional arranged marriage to then-Karachi playboy Asif Ali Zardari. Her two terms in power saw acts of courage and controversy as she eradicated polio and stood up for women, while fighting the male-dominated political elite, and a nervous military leadership, while battling accusations of corruption and scandal.
In 2007, with the South Asian country rolling in turmoil and under the thumb of yet another military dictator, Benazir was called back onto the world stage as Pakistans best hope for democracy. With her assassination she transcended politics, but left a legacy of simmering controversy and undeniable courage that will be debated for years.
- Posted: January 25, 2010
- Director: Jessica Hernandez
- Writer: Johnny O'Hara
- Studio: Independent
- Release: January 23, 2010
- Cast: Benazir Bhutto
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