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Bhutto -- This is a documentary about Benazir Bhutto. Following in her father's footsteps as a pillar for democracy, Bhutto was expected to dominate Pakistan's 2008 elections but the assassination sent Pakistan politics into turmoil.

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Writer (WGA):
Johnny O'Hara (written by)
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Release Date:
November 2010 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
You can't murder a legacy.
Plot:
A riveting documentary of the recently assassinated Benazir Bhutto, a polarizing figure in the Muslim world... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
4 wins & 4 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(33 articles)
User Reviews:
Frenetic and Omissive!! See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Aseefa Bhutto Zardari ... Herself
Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari ... Himself
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari ... Himself
Asif Ali Zardari ... Himself (as President Asif Ali Zardari)
Sanam Bhutto ... Herself (as Sanam 'Sunny' Bhutto)
Victoria Schofield ... Herself
Mark Siegel ... Himself
Tariq Ali ... Himself
Steve Coll ... Himself
Ahmed Ispahani ... Himself
Akbar Ahmed ... Himself
Peter Galbraith ... Himself
Christina Lamb ... Herself

Condoleezza Rice ... Herself
Feroz Hassan Khan ... Himself
Husain Haqqani ... Himself
John Burns ... Himself
Fatima Bhutto ... Herself
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend ... Herself
Khurram Dastgir-Khan ... Himself
Pervez Musharraf ... Himself
Rehman Malik ... Himself
Wajid Shamsul Hasan ... Himself

Reza Aslan ... Himself
Amy Wilentz ... Herself

Arianna Huffington ... Herself
Ibrahim Malick ... Himself
Shuja Nawaz ... Himself
Sadia Abbas ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Benazir Bhutto ... Herself (archive footage)

David Frost ... Himself
Rene Delacruz ... Asif Ali Zadari (uncredited)
Rachael Farrokh ... Nusrat Bhutto (uncredited)

Iyad Hajjaj ... Lead Prison Police (uncredited)

Eliezer Ortiz ... Pakistani Soldier (uncredited)

Directed by
Duane Baughman 
Johnny O'Hara 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Johnny O'Hara (written by)

Produced by
Marc Ambrose .... line producer
Glenn Aveni .... executive producer
Pamela S. Aveni .... supervising producer
Duane Baughman .... producer
Amy Berg .... producer
Melinda Cardwell .... supervising producer
Karen Crary .... supervising producer
Darius Fisher .... co-producer
Pamela B. Green .... co-producer
Mariam Mukaty .... co-producer
Katie O'Conor .... associate producer
Mark Siegel .... producer
Arleen Sorkin .... producer
 
Original Music by
Herb Graham Jr. 
Mader 
 
Cinematography by
Noel Donnellon 
James Mulryan  (as Jim Mulryan)
David Ethan Sanders 
Jens Schlosser 
 
Film Editing by
Jessica Hernández 
 
Production Management
Katie O'Conor .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Roberto Cappannelli .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Dehn .... sound studio manager
Jason Gaya .... sound re-recording mixer
Robin Gerrard .... sound recordist: UK
Robert Hoehn .... sound designer
Steven Iba .... sound effects editor
Giles Khan .... sound mixer
John Osborne .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Esteban Arguello .... post production coordinator
Judi Lewinson .... motion graphics artist
Cafe Noir .... animator: Pic Agency
Neal Sickles .... motion graphics artist
Sean Wehrli .... main title designer & animator: Pic Agency
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Jaymes .... additional cinematographer
Erin Olesen .... first assistant camera (as Erin Endow)
 
Editorial Department
Esteban Arguello .... additional editor
Iram Parveen Bilal .... assistant editor
Paul Birmele .... first assistant editor
Colin Davis .... assistant editor
Adam Hain .... post-production assistant
Michael Horwitz .... additional editor
Jochen Kunstler .... assistant editor
Billy McMillin .... additional editor
Neal Sickles .... assistant editor
Bari Winter .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Robert Hoehn .... music editor
Mike Meeker .... music supervisor
Derek Power .... executive music producer
Anthony B. Willis .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Iram Parveen Bilal .... production assistant
Lisa Callif .... clearance counsel
Melinda Cardwell .... executive production assistant
Nora Donaghy .... production coordinator
Michael Donaldson .... clearance counsel
Gregory Fleming .... technical consultant
Christopher L. Perez .... clearance counsel
Andrew Promey .... assistant production coordinator
Andrew Raymond .... production assistant
Rakesh Singh .... production coordinator: india
Claire Tailyour .... researcher (as Claire Sullivan-Tailyour)
 
Thanks
Melanie Franciosi .... special thanks
Ilene Kahn Power .... special thanks
Nanda Rao .... special thanks
 

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Trivia:
The first cut of the film, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, listed Johnny O'Hara and Jessica Hernández as directors. Subsequent versions list the directors as Duane Baughman and Johnny O'Hara.See more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Frenetic and Omissive!!, 31 May 2011
Author: njmollo from London

Bhutto (2010) is a frenetically overly edited documentary. The title suggests a study of the woman but it is rather a broad and omissive overview of the political history of Pankistan.

The documentary begins with a sound bite from one of the most important and controversial interviews with Benazir Bhutto conducted by David Frost on the 2nd of November 2007. This interview is never referenced again possibly because it is too revelatory and against the establishment point of view.

The omissive nature of the documentary mainly concerns US activity in Pakistan and Afganistan. Outright misinformation concerns Bin Laden and what is known as al-Qaeda.

The best and most moving moments of the documentary are the interviews with the Benazir Bhutto's daughters and husband.

It is of course true that Benazir Bhutto was a member of the elite establishment, in much the same way as John F. Kennedy but that background of privilege should not take away from their efforts towards peace and basic human rights. The result of their courageous struggle for peace and a better world resulted in the same fate.

Pervez Musharraf living in elite comfort in the UK should be seen for what it is, state protection of a criminal.

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