Bhutto
Event: Apr 16, 2011
6:30pm - 8:30pm

bhutto

New Orleans Community Cinema Presents a free screening of BHUTTO, a film by Duane Baughman.

As the first woman to lead an Islamic nation, former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s life story unfolds like a tale of Shakespearean dimensions.  She evolved from pampered princess to polarizing politician in the most dangerous country on Earth. Accused of rampant corruption, imprisoned, then exiled abroad, Bhutto was called back to Pakistan as her country’s best hope for democracy. Struck down by assassins, her untimely death sent shock waves throughout the world, transforming Bhutto from political messiah to martyr in the eyes of millions around the world.  (60 minutes)

New Orleans Community Cinema is a free monthly screening series that pairs independently produced documentary films on timely and important social issues with leading organizations working on related issues in communities across the country.  Screenings may be followed by a panel discussion, featured speaker or other presentation.  For more information visit communitycinema.org.

Hosted by Charitable Film Network, Press Street / Antenna, Whole Foods Market, and ITVS.  Seating is limited, please rsvp at mail@charitablefilmnetwork.org.