Daughter
Filmfest 2015

In the mountains of Pakistan, a mother and her 10-year-old daughter flee their home on the day of the child’s marriage to a tribal leader. A deadly hunt for them begins...
"For me the seed of the film really was in a true story that I heard many, many years ago while I was working on women's rights. It was about this mother from the tribal regions of Pakistan who runs away with her two young daughters and the whole film unfolded as a story of this woman's courage and dignity in the face of some very impossible conditions, and how she met those challenges... Pakistan is a very difficult country when it comes to telling stories about women. For the longest time nobody was interested in financing a film with two women in the lead – a mother and a child – and no conventional hero; the whole idea of doing a road trip film without a song and dance routine on top of it was something very difficult to fight for in our local industry."
Afia Nathaniel in an interview with awards-circuit.com

tags: Adventure, Women, Human Rights, Road Movie, Feature film

Cast: Samiya Mumtaz, Mohib Mirza, Saleha Aref

Credits

Screenplay: Afia Nathaniel

Director of Photography: Armughan Hassan

Film Editor: Armughan Hassan

Composer: Sahir Ali Bagga, Peter Nashel

Production Designer: Nauman Kashif

Costume Design: Nauman Kashif

Sound: G.M. Chand

Producer: Afia Nathaniel, Muhammad Khalid Ali

Co-Producer: Cordelia Stephens, Thea Kerman, Noman Waheed, Shrihari Sathe, Carsten Aanonsen

Production Company: Zambeel Films

Co-Production Company: The Crew Films, Infinitum Productions, Indie Film, Mint Productions

World Sales: Dukhtar Productions

Director: Afia Nathaniel