December 3, 2010
Studio: First Run Features
Director: Duane Baughman
MPAA Rating: N/A
Starring: Asif Ali Zardari, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari, Assefa BhuttoZardari, Mark Siegel, Pervez Musharraf
Official website: Bhuttofilm.com
The acclaimed new film by Duane Baughman about the life and intrepid political career of Benazir Bhutto. "Bhutto" casts an unblinking lens on the ascent of the first woman ever elected to lead a Muslim state and uncovers the slippery mechanisms and murderous politics that define modern day Pakistan. From the heart-pounding opening sequence, "Bhutto" unravels for the viewer a Pakistan flailing in the throes of Jihad. With a population of 180 million, of which 97% is Muslim, 50% of the country is under 18 years old. And sadly, 60% of its citizens live on under $2 a day. The sixth largest country in the world, this South Asian nation is a powder-keg with an arsenal of 90 nuclear warheads and an average of three terrorist attacks a week since Bhutto's death in 2007.