In their isolated farmhouse in Pakistan, three women are besieged by an armed militia. A young woman named Nazo, her mother, and her sister, are forced to arm themselves and fight back to keep hold of their home after a family feud leads to their father’s incarceration. A two hundred-strong militia hired by their father’s brother descends on their home to take it away from them, and these three incredibly strong women fight to the last bullet.
Based on a true story, Sarmad Masud’s debut feature was the official British submission for the foreign language Oscar shortlist. It is a tense white-knuckle ride that shows the struggle of Pakistan’s women for basic rights, dignity, and respect.
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director Sarmad Masud, moderated by Halima Gosai Hussein, chair of the Inclusive Mosque Initiative.