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Silent Waters

Synopsis
The first feature by Pakistani independent documentary filmmaker Sabiha Sumar, is an intense and rare cinematic perspective of the political evolution of Pakistan, the advent of fundamentalism and the fragile rights of ordinary women.
Country
Switzerland; Germany; Finland; France; Pakistan
Year of release
2006
Year of production
2003
Documentation
Accompanying illustrated booklet containing essays, details on the historical background of the film, director’s note, interview with Sabiha Sumar, and a biography
Subjects
Development studies; Politics & government; Film Studies
Keywords
feature films; foreign language films; Pakistan; religious fundamentalism; women’s rights; political issues

Credits

Director
Sabiha Sumar

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
95 minutes
Year
2006

Distributor

Name

BFI Video

Email
video.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7957 8957
Fax
020 7957 8968
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
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