What: Chicago Community Cinema screening of the movie Bhutto, by Duane Baughman
Presented by ITVS, CAIR-Chicago, WTTW Channel 11 and The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.
With special guest Husain Haqqani, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the U.S. in an interview with Ash-har Quraishi, a journalist from Chicago Tonight.
When: Saturday, April 16th, 2:00 PM
Where: Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St., Chicago
In the Claudia Cassidy Theater
Details: As the first Muslim woman elected to lead an Islamic nation, former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s life story unfolds like a tale of Shakespearean dimensions. She evolved from a pampered princess to polarizing politician in the most dangerous country on Earth. Accused of rampant corruption, imprisoned, then exiled abroad, Bhutto was called back to Pakistan in 2007 as her country’s best hope for democracy. Struck down by assassins, her untimely death sent shock waves throughout the world, transforming Bhutto from political messiah to martyr in the eyes of millions around the world.
This event is free and open to the public.