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DUKHTAR, the critically-acclaimed film by Afia Nathaniel that was Pakistan’s Official Submission for Best Foreign Language Film to the 87th Academy Awards® will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on August 9th via Kino Lorber.

The film tells the moving story of a mother, desperate to save her ten-year-old daughter from an arranged marriage to a dangerous tribal leader. Their harrowing escape takes them through the sweeping landscape of Pakistan where the human desire for love and freedom comes with a sometimes deadly price. Emotional performances and striking cinematography help to tell this thrilling yet poignant tale of a mother’s struggle to give her daughter a better life.

Released to great critical acclaim, DUKHTAR won numerous festival awards, including the Audience Award for Best Feature Film at the Créteil International Women’s Film Festival, the Jury Award for Best World Feature at the Sonoma International Film Festival, and both Best Director and Audience Award for Best Feature Film at the South Asian International Film Festival. The film was also an Official Selection of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.

The film is also available for download on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and other fine digital services.

In the mountains of Pakistan, a young mother’s life takes an unexpected turn. Allah Rakhi (Samiya Mumtaz) kidnaps her ten-year-old daughter Zainrab (Saleha Aref) to save her from a child marriage to a tribal leader. Their escape is a damning loss of honor for the two families. A deadly hunt begins for them. Desperate for help, Allah Rakhi strikes an unlikely deal with Sohail (Mohib Mirza), a cynical ex-Mujahid truck driver, to take them to the city of Lahore. What follows is an epic journey through the sweeping landscape of Pakistan where the search for freedom and love comes with a price.

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