Daughter / Dukhtar

  • 8 Sep. Thu. 10:00 Will Hall
  • Drama
  • Pakistan / 2014 / 93 min.
  • Director: Afia Nathaniel
  • Cast: Samiya Mumtaz, Mohib Mirza
  • Distribution: PANDORA Films & Books
  • Premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and selected as Pakistan’s Official entry in the category of Best Foreign Language Film for the 87th Academy Awards in 2015

DUKHTAR (Daughter) is a drama/thriller set in Pakistan. A mother kidnaps her ten-year-old daughter to save her from the fate of a child bride. Their daring escape triggers a relentless hunt. As their pursuers close in on them, mother and daughter meet a cynical truck driver who offers an unlikely hope. Their destinies entwined, the trio embark on an epic journey through the stunning landscape of Pakistan where the quest of love and freedom comes with a price.