ARMED WITH FAITH
directed by Geeta Gandbhir and Asad Faruqi
USA/Pakistan, 2017, Pashto//Urdu, 74 minutes
Sunday, April 15, 2018, 6:45 PM — Hilan Theatre
Hidden within the mountainous border of Pakistan and Afghanistan are some of the most violent homegrown terrorist groups. For years, Al-Qaeda and the Taliban have attacked local Pakistani residents with improvised explosive devices in a bid to control the region. Operating on a low budget and scarce resources, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bomb Disposal Unit risk their lives daily to counter this terrorism and safeguard their neighbors with their unparalleled faith and courage.
Cast + Credits
Directors: Geeta Gandbhir & Asad Faruqi
Cinematography: Asad Faruqi
Editing: Flávia De Souza
Producers: Asad Faruqi, Geeta Gandbhir, & Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Screens with short film:
Los Comandos | directed by Joshua Bennett & Juliana Schatz-Preston, El Salvador/USA, 29:32
Sixteen-year-old Mimi, a dedicated medical emergency volunteer, lives in the cross hairs of gang violence. When her fellow Comando, 14-year-old Erick, is gunned down while serving, she faces pressure to flee El Salvador and head north.