Game Changers: Bhutto


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, Jun 10, 2018 4:00 PM
Film Info
Runtime:111 min
Country Listing:USA
Festival Info
Festival Year:2010
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Duane Baughman
Johnny O'Hara


After her father, former Pakistani Prime Minister Zulfikar Bhutto, was assassinated, Benazir Bhutto parlayed her social activism into a remarkable political career. The first female leader of an Islamic nation, Bhutto led Pakistan towards democracy through tumultuous times. Eventually put under house arrest and imprisoned, her legacy is fraught with controversy. This compelling and insightful portrait explores her successes and failures within the Islamic world and her family, revealing the full story behind a brilliant woman who believed in freedom for her country. Among her greatest ambitions was to avenge her father, to which she said, “democracy is the greatest revenge.’’ 

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Game Changers: Inspiring Women: From international icons to unsung heroes, we partner with Luminato to celebrate revolutionary women who changed the rules in politics, art, civil rights and beyond.

Official Selection—Hot Docs 2010
Winner—Peabody Award, Peabody Awards 2012

"A worthy portrait of a phenomenal woman." – Variety

"A life that makes fiction pale by comparison." – Los Angeles Times

"Courageous, heartbreaking." – Village Voice