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Benazir Bhutto: Daughter of Power (2008)

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A shining symbol of democracy and modernity until her name became forever synonymous with corruption, Benazir Bhutto rose to prominence as the Muslim world's first female leader. Hailing from one of Pakistan's most powerful families, Bhutto had a privileged upbringing but didn't enter into the world of politics until after her father, then the president of Pakistan, was deposed and executed by General Zia. Later, after years in prison, Bhutto moved to England and began plotting General Zia's downfall. Years later, in 1987, she would return to Pakistan after years in exile. A decade later Bhutto's legacy was marred by corruption, and her bid to regain power in 2007 came to a tragic end. This is Bhutto's story, as documented by the filmmaker who made it his mission to seek out the truth and explore her controversial legacy.

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While skirting the overtly hagiographic, Bhutto is a clearly favorable treatment of the Pakistani leader's mixed legacy that should enthrall supporters, but may frustrate more incisive viewers.

February 1, 2010

Bio skews a bit triumphal, perhaps, but it's an even-handed history of a person who might have led a very comfortable life, but ended up dying for the cause of her nation's hobbled democracy.

February 1, 2010

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