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BHUTTO SAGA OR POLITICS IN THE BLOOD (THE)

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More than the tormented history of a young nation, this documentary is a Greek tragedy fuelled by political atavism.

At just 35 years of age Benazir Bhutto became the first woman to run a Muslim country - Pakistan.
Her assassination, in 2007, as she was campaigning to win power for the third time, made her an icon throughout the world.

Her extraordinary destiny was the result of an agitated and fury-filled history - that of the Bhutto clan. For forty years, whether in power or constituting the opposition, the Bhuttos have always been at the forefront of politics, but have paid the price for it.

Their dynasty invariably reminds us of that of the Ghandis or Kennedys. Like the latter two families, their history is marked by secrecy, curse and death. Benazir Bhutto's father, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, was the country's first leader to be elected democratically, and was hanged.
He had four children. Only his daughter Sanam, who has always refused to enter politics is still alive. His three other children died violent deaths.
In Pakistan, assassination is the continuation of politics by other means.

Director(s) : MANDAGARAN (ARNAUD)

Producer(s) : HISTOIRE, LA GENERALE DE PRODUCTION

Production Year : 2011
Language(s) : English, French

Rights : DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, TV, VOD

Territories : Worldwide except France for TV rights.