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Insha'Allah Democracy (15*) + ScreenTalk with filmmaker Mohammed Naqvi

Part of: Human Rights Watch Film Festival

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Caught between religious hardliners and a leader who used to be a military dictator, Mo Naqvi must work out how to best cast his vote in the Pakistani elections.

'What I’ve learned through making Insha’Allah Democracy is that participation in the democratic process is critical to reforming it. Walls and bans won't defeat terrorism, but finding our own democratic voice will.'

Mohammed Naqvi, Director, Insha’Allah Democracy

Filmmaker Mo Naqvi will vote for the first time during Pakistan's elections. But Mo has a tough choice: vote for religious hardliners or for former military dictator Pervez Musharraf. With exclusive access to Musharraf, one of the world’s most polarising leaders, Naqvi uses humour, self-reflection, and insight to chronicle one voter's journey to find out if democracy is achievable in a country undergoing political and religious upheaval.

This screening is followed by a discussion with filmmaker Mohammed Naqvi.

Pakistan/US/United Arab Emirates/UK 2017 Dir Mohammed Naqvi 82 min

* This film has been locally classified by the Barbican Centre

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