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The Accused - Dødelig blasfemi

USA / Storbritannia / Pakistan/ 2020/ 1 t. 17 min.
LANGUAGE:
engelsk/urdu
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Khadim Hussain Rizvi, Asia Bibi, Patras Masih, Gulalai Ismail, Mashal Khan
DIRECTOR:
Mohammed Ali Naqvi
WRITER:
Mohammed Ali Naqvi
PRODUCER:
Mohammed Ali Naqvi
A disturbing documentary about blasphemy and politics in modern-day Pakistan

In this disturbing documentary about Pakistan’s strict blasphemy laws, we are thrust into the political campaign of Khadim Hussain Rizvi, a religious zealot aiming to become prime minister. We also meet Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy, and human rights activist Gulalai Ismail, who lives under constant threat because of her work. Using his unique access to Pakistani political life to great effect, Mohammed Naqvi crafts a frightening film about religious fundamentalism and political populism.

Mohammed Ali Naqvi

Mohammed Naqvi (Canada/Pakistan/USA) Selected filmography: INSHA’ALLAH DEMOCRACY (2017), AMONG THE BELIEVERS (2015), PAKISTAN’S HIDDEN SHAME (2014)