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Film: My Pure Land (with Q&A)

  • The British Museum Great Russell Street London, England, WC1B United Kingdom (map)

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.

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Earlier Event: April 14
Film: Lipstick Under My Burkha
Later Event: April 18
Finding A Voice Social Meetup