|Production:||Cobos Films BV|
|International Sales: |
Women Make Movies (USA only) , Cobos Films, Phone: 31 20 320 33 68, Email: email@example.com
73' / 2008 / Netherlands
English and spanish subtitled
In 2002, Mukhtaran Mai, a rural Pakistani woman from a remote part of the Punjab, was gang-raped by order of her tribal council as punishment for her younger brother’s alleged relationship with a woman from another clan. Instead of committing suicide or living in shame, Mukhtaran spoke out, fighting for justice in the Pakistani courts – making world headlines. Further defying custom, she started two schools for girls in her village and a crisis center for abused women.
Premiere at IDFA 2008 / 2008 docs for Sale / 2009 Sguardi Altrove / 2009 Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival / 2009 VII Festival de Cine y Derechos Humanos San Sebastián / 26th Jerusalem International Film Festival