Whether you consider them reminiscent of the Kennedys or the Corleones, there's no denying that the Bhutto family is as complex and commanding as any clan of recent times, highlighted by Benazir Bhutto's ascendance as the first woman ever elected to rule an Islamic nation. In this fast-paced documentary, which pulls together rare archival footage, stylish graphics and emotional interviews with close family members, filmmakers Johnny O'Hara and Duane Baughman examine the Pakistani leader from her earliest years as a daughter of privilege through her final moments as an iconic leader dealing with destabilizing corruption, terrorism and sexism. Baughman, a political consultant who conceived of this film project just days after Bhutto's 2007 assassination, found the lives of his polarizing subject, her loved ones and her troubled nation to be fully intertwined. "She and her family are Pakistan," he told an interviewer, "as much as Pakistan is her."
About the Directors
Duane Baughman, Johnny O'Hara
Owner of the political direct-mail firm which worked on Michael Bloomberg's mayoral race and Hillary Clinton's presidential run, Baughman spent three years developing and co-directing his debut film, "Bhutto." O'Hara is a writer-director whose film "Fuel" won the 2008 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award and was nominated by the Writers Guild of America as best documentary.
- Duane Baughman, Johnny O'Hara
- Mark Siegel
- Executive Producer
- Glenn Aveni
- Herb Graham Jr
- Sanam Bhutto, Asif Zardari, Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, Bakthawar Bhutto Zardari, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Mark Siegel