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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:
Fascinating, if potentially one sided, history 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)
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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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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Fascinating, if potentially one sided, history, 15 November 2011
Author: runamokprods from US

A fascinating story of a woman and a family whose lives, like the Kennedy's in the US took on the dimensions of Greek myth or Shakespeare.

The film-making itself is a little sedate and conventional, and the film feels a bit too much like hero worship (questions about Bhutto's failures and possible corruption are raised, but then raced by without much explanation).

But whatever the complete truth of the politics (I'm no expert on Pakistan, I will admit) there's no question that this charismatic family changed history in Pakistan, with Benazir Bhutto being a truly revolutionary figure – the first female leader of a Muslim country (and one of the very short list of woman to ascend to power on the world stage).

She championed both democracy and equal rights for women, saw her arraigned marriage bloom into real romance, all the while enduring terrible hardships and losses; seeing her family arrested, tortured and worse.

She set an example for a moderate approach to Islam and government that seemed to give hope (to an outside observer at least) for a peaceful, non patriarchal, egalitarian future.

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