Mara Pictures to release Pakistan doc

'Made In Pakistan' to unspool in U.K. from Feb. 6

LONDON -- U.K. indie distributor Mara Pictures plans to bring "the most dangerous place on Earth" into British theaters with its first feature documentary release "Made In Pakistan."

Inspired by a Newsweek article proclaiming Pakistan as "the Most Dangerous Place on Earth", the movie examines the lives of four Pakistani individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Doc director Nasir Ali Khan said: "We felt that the Taliban and the fundamentalists do not represent all of Pakistan, it's just a very slight minority, yet they're the ones who are the face of Pakistan to the outside world. Pakistani youth have realized that their future lies in making this nation work."

Mara plans to roll the movie out in theaters from Feb. 6 and is the first documentary to have been released theatrically in Pakistan.

The picture has unspooled at film festivals in New York, India and Europe to date.

"Our aim is to provide audiences with an insider's look into the realities of Pakistan and into the lives of the people who hold a stake in the country," says producer Adil Sher.

Produced by Talkingfilmain, "Pakistan" is set against the backdrop of Lahore during the final hours of the government of Pervez Musharraf. The assassination of presidential candidate Benazir Bhutto occurred during the doc's shoot and the deep impact is captured in the film.

The four are an aspiring politician, a teacher and magazine editor, a devout Muslim lawyer and an event manager.
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