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My Pure Land | North America Premiere

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My Pure Land
North America Premiere
2017 | Pakistan & UK | 98 mins | Urdu (with English subtitles)
Directed by - Sarmad Masud
Cast - Suhaee Abro, Eman Malik, Syed Tanveer-Hussain, Razia Malik, Atif Akhtar Bhatti, Tayyab Azfal, Ahsen Murad, Haider Zafar.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdY8bKCVIC0

Synopsis: MY PURE LAND is a film based on a true story. A young woman called Nazo and her mother and sister are called to defend their home after a bitter family feud leads to her father’s incarceration. In their isolated farmhouse in Pakistan, the women find themselves surrounded by armed men hired by their Uncle Mehrban to take back the land. When Nazo’s resistance leaves two of the men dead, an enraged Mehrban calls in a local ragtag militia - two hundred armed bandits. But even with only a handful of bullets left, Nazo refuses to give in...

Sarmad MasudDirector: My Pure Land is Sarmad Masud's first feature. Previously his short film; Two Dosas, funded by Film London was voted best film in their London Calling Plus category by David Yates and then went on to be long listed for both a BAFTA and an Oscar after picking up numerous awards on the festival circuit; winning at London Short Film Festival, Aspen shortsfest, River to River in Florence and Shufflefest voted by Danny Boyle. Sam also wrote and directed Adha Cup which was the first Urdu language drama commissioned by Channel Four, going on to develop it as a six part TV series with the BBC.

Reviews:
https://www.screendaily.com/reviews/my-pure-land-edinburgh-review/5119386.article
http://msenscene.com/2018/02/27/pure-land-honours-pakistani-resistance-heritage/
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1596622/4-pure-land-high-point-feminism/
https://blogs.tribune.com.pk/story/65074/my-pure-land-one-of-the-finest-independent-films-of-pakistan-yet-forbidden-in-its-own-country/
https://www.ft.com/content/135e0e48-993d-11e7-a652-cde3f882dd7b

Social Media Handles: Twitter: @SamMasud37,
https://en-gb.facebook.com/My-Pure-Land-441996296174816/