Armed with Faith

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Showings

Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Members:$11.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:New American Visions
Women & Film
Documentary
Documentary Award
Tags:War
Advocacy
Culture & Society
Documentary
Women Directors
Voice Category:Expanded Horizons
Release Year:2017
Runtime:74 min
Country/Region:USA
Pakistan
Language:Urdu
Pashto
English
Website:Official Website
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/213731810
Cast/Crew
Director:Geeta Gandbhir
Asad Faruqi
Producer:Geeta Gandbhir
Asad Faruqi
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Perri Peltz
Cinematographer:Asad Faruqi
Editor:Flavia De Souza
Composer:Daniel Miller
Filmography:A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers ('15)
I Am Evidence ('17)

Description

The KPK BDU, or Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bomb Disposal Unit, is at the front lines of the war in Pakistan. This film by Geeta Gandbhir and Asad Faruqi follows a squadron of men determined to protect their home against Al-Qaeda and the Taliban and their daily fight to keep Pakistan standing while facing increasingly dangerous odds. These men, risking their lives with each moment on the front lines, defuse terrorist bombs with their hands while fending off incoming fire.

The enemy is a familiar face, sharing the same language and religion—a fact that leads to an even more startling realization. The war, an effort helmed by Americans, has lasted 15 years and cost thousands of civilian lives. At heart, Armed with Faith tells of a group of men and their bravery, but also offers direct insight into the devastating consequences of war.

Director Biography

Geeta Gandbhir, Asad Faruqi Geeta Gandbhir, Asad FaruqiCo-directors Geeta Gandbhir and Asad Faruqi have both been nominated for Emmys for their work, with Gandbhir taking home two awards. Along with filmmaking, Gandbhir is an Academy Award winning editor and Faruqi a renowned cinematographer. Armed with Faith is their second collaboration together, as well as Faruqi’s feature-film debut.

 

 


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