Dukhtar (Daughter)


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Fri, Oct 23, 2015 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sun, Oct 25, 2015 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Tue, Oct 27, 2015 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Wed, Oct 28, 2015 4:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Film
Release Year:2014
Run Time:94 minutes
Production Country:Pakistan/Norway/USA
Original Language:Urdu/Pushto
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Afia Nathaniel
Cast:Samiya Mumtaz
Mohib Mirza
Samina Ahmad


From the filmmaking team that brought us “1,000 Rupee Note” — a hit at the recent Sedona International Film Festival — comes “Dukhtar” a powerful story of the search for freedom. “Dukhtar” was Pakistan’s official entry to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.

“Dukhtar” (Daughter) is a drama set in the mountains of Pakistan. A mother kidnaps her ten-year-old daughter to save her from the fate of a child bride. The escape represents a damning act of dishonor to the family and 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, carefully dodging the far-reaching influence of the tribal leader, the trio embarks on an epic journey through the sweeping landscape of Pakistan where the search for freedom and love comes with a price.

Critics are raving about “Dukhtar”, calling it “Groundbreaking! Unlike anything done by a director from this part of the world!” (IndieWire). “Adding another unforgettable heroine to cinema from the region,” says the Hollywood Reporter. “Imressive … as emotionally involving as it is visually spectacular!” says the Victoria Times Colonist. And critic David Shreve raves “A first-rate thriller that never once mishandles its urgency or social importance.”