|Cast: ||Samiya Mumtaz, Mohib Mirza, Saleha Aref, Asif Khan, Ajab Gul and Samina Ahmad|
|Crew: ||Screenplay: Afia Nathaniel -
Music composed by: Peter Nashel, Sahir Ali Bagga -
Producers: Muhammad Khalid Ali, Afia Nathaniel - Still Photo: Armughan Hassan|
DUKHTAR (Daughter) by Afia Nathaniel, is a gripping, beautiful and touching story, straight from today's headlines, about the practice of marrying young girls (sometimes before puberty) to much older men for tribal, political and/or economic reasons. In DUKHTAR, the girl's mother steals away with her daughter on the eve of the impending marriage, and they both go on the run.
Shot in the northern mountains of Pakistan with brilliant performances by well-known actors, DUKHTAR is fast becoming a festival favorite among those who love arthouse films and was Pakistan's 2014 official entry for the 87th Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
Afia Nathaniel is an award-winning filmmaker from Pakistan. She grew up in Lahore and received her academic training in Mathematics and Computer Science. Always, a storyteller at heart, she left the world of science and turned to advertising to learn the craft of filmmaking. In 2001, she joined Columbia University's MFA Film Directing program and graduated as a Dean's Fellow. In 2008, she founded an indie film production house in Lahore, Zambeel Films, and is in development with two feature film projects.