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Tamarack Productions •  2007 •  57min

The film looks carefully at the lives of students and teachers, who find themselves on the front lines intellectually and physicTen years ago a woman was gang raped in a remote village in Pakistan. Unlike many women before her, Mukhtar Mai decided to confront her assailants. She defied the conventional thinking and fought back. She took her battle to the highest courts in Pakistan. Mai became an international figure and now runs schools for children in her native village.


Dishonour Defied is the story of how Mai made a life with courage after the tragedy that befell her. It's also the story of other women and girls struggling for their rights in Pakistan in the wake of the Mai case. This extremely timely film, directed by emerging filmmaker Azra Rashid, deals with the courageous rape survivor Mukhtar Mai and women's rights in Their battleground is one of knowledge and self-examination. Their challenges are a deeply engrained culture of violence, the denial of history and legacies of hatred, propaganda and segregation.

Directed by: Azra Rashid

Written by: Azra Rashid, Stacey Johnson

Based on a concept by: Azra Rashid & James Cullingham

Produced by: Stacey Johnson, James Cullingham

Associate Producers:  Monica Szenteszky, Jake Wadland   

Narrator: Azra Rashid

Editor: Jessica Anne Cullingham

Supervising Editor & Post Production Supervisor: Igal Hecht

Director of Photography: Adile Cook

Composer: Anwar Khurshid

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