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by Afia Nathaniel


Fleeing with her ten-year-old daughter after the girl is promised in marriage as part of a peace treaty, the wife of a tribal chieftain is pursued through the mountains by both her husband and the intended groom’s henchmen.

international title: Dukhtar
original title: Dukhtar
country: Pakistan, United States, Norway
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Afia Nathaniel
screenplay: Afia Nathaniel
cast: Samiya Mumtaz, Mohib Mirza, Saleha Aref
cinematography by: Armughan Hassan, Najaf Bilgrami
film editing: Armughan Hassan
art director: Nauman Kashif
music: Peter Nashel, Sahir Ali Bagga
producer: Afia Nathaniel, M. Khalid Ali, Cordelia Stephens, Carsten Aanonsen, Shrihari Sathe, Noman Waheed, Thea Kerman
production: Indie Film as, Zambeel Films, The Crew Films, Mint Productions, Infinitum Productions