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DUKHTAR (Daughter)

November 5, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Details

Date:
November 5, 2015
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
10$

Venue

AMC Rolling Hills
2591 Airport Drive
Torrance, 90505

Organizer

Randy Berler
Phone:
310-326-1167
Email:
randy@southbayfilmsociety.com

 
SOLD OUT.
 
Screening Thurs. Nov. 5.
 
In Pakistan, creating a film that questions the ancient patriarchal structures and the way they hinder women’s ability to flourish as individuals was not seen as possible.  Director Afia Nathaniel, a Pakistani woman, is on a quest to end the cycle of torment that is brought upon women forced into a life of servitude and silence.  Her defiant debut feature DUKHTAR or “Daughter” follows a mother and her young daughter traveling through rural landscapes to escape the predetermined future chosen by the men that claim to own them.  (from Indiewire)
 
A groundbreaking film unlike anything done by a director from this part of the world.  It’s art and social change united in harmony via soulful story telling.” – Carlos Aguilar, Indiewire
 
Among its many virtues, DUKHTAR offers exquisite cinematography.   But its principal merit is the quiet authority of Ms. Mumtaz, who combines a mother’s passionate concern with glimmers of an awakening consciousness. ” – Andy Webster, New York Times
 
Pakistani filmmaker Afia Nathaniel tackles a difficult subject — child marriages — with admirable restraint in her impressive feature debut, as emotionally involving as it is visually spectacular. ” – Michael D. Reid, Victoria Times Colonist
 
Language: Urdo, Pushto (English subtitles)

Length: 1 hr. 33 min.
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