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Pakistan Zindabad: Long Live Pakistan

Alternative title
Pakistan Zindabad: Longue Vie Au Pakistan
Synopsis
Celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of the creation of Pakistan, this video identifies the keys to understanding the country’s present through its political history. Ever since its creation in 1947, Pakistan seems to have been a prisoner of the conflicting geopolitical legacy which hampers its political and economic development. Political divide stems from multiple factors such as its antagonism with India, its relationship to neighbouring Afghanistan, and its strategy of changing alliance with world powers, in addition to the banner of Islam which, unable to unite ethnic groups, has at times exacerbated conflict between Muslims in this country of 150 million inhabitants that plays - and will continue to play for a long time to come - a central role in worldwide political and strategic affairs.

Using previously unseen archival footage and interviews, PAKISTAN ZINDABAD presents the key figures who have had an impact on the country’s history - Mohamed Ali Jinnah who founded Pakistan, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, General Zia ul-Haq, Nawaz Sharif, Benazir Bhutto, and its president Gedneral Pervez Musharraf.
Language
English
Country
France
Year of release
2008
Year of production
2007
Subjects
History; Politics & government
Keywords
Pakistan; Jinnah, Mohamed Ali; Bhutto, Benazir; Musharraf, General Pervez

Credits

Director
Pascale Lamche

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£24.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
153 minutes
Year
2007

Production Company

Name

ARTE France

Email
http://www.arteboutique.com/inputContact.action
Web
http://boutique.arte.tv/ External site opens in new window
Address
STACI
ARTE Boutique 1610
B.P. 59124 - 95074 Cergy Pontoise
France
Notes
An extensive range of programmes broadcast on the French Arte channel, relating to art and culture. Most are only available in French, but some have English audio or subtitles. Sale on Region 2 PAL DVD.

Distributor

Name

Quantum Leap

Notes
The company ceased trading in 2018. It was previously a distributor and online retailer specialising in non-fiction DVD titles on a wide variety of subjects, particularly in the areas of music instruction, music performance, sport instruction, and health. Some titles also available through retail outlets.
 

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