Bhutto is the definitive documentary about one of the most complex and fascinating characters of our time—the first woman in history to lead a Muslim nation: Pakistan. Educated at Harvard and Oxford, Benazir Bhutto's life changed forever when her father, Pakistan's first democratically elected president, chose her to carry his political mantle over the family's 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. Her two terms in power saw acts of courage and controversy as she eradicated polio in Pakistan 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 Pakistanís 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. Official Web Site


Duane Baughman, Johnny O'Hara

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