A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES: PEACEKEEPERS

2015 Alumni

Expected to Attend: Director and Producer Geeta Gandbhir, Field Producers Nandita Ahmed & Farihah Zaman, Editor Maya Mumma, Dee Dee Rodriguez (US), UN Police Operations and International Cooperation Project Manager/UN Police Reforms, Guinea Bissau, Vildana Sedo (BiH), UN Police Officer, Afghanistan

US PREMIERE Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy (Saving Face) teams with filmmaker Geeta Gandbhir to follow a group of Bangladeshi women police officers on a UN peacekeeping mission to Haiti. We come to feel the emotional toll of a risky and grueling year abroad. Muslim women are often kept at a distance in the Western media. This film offers a rare and up-close look as they make the best of a difficult situation.

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Official Site: http://www.peacekeepersdoc.com
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Director: Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, Geeta Gandbhir
Producer: Executive Producers Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, Geeta Gandbhir, Perri Peltz, and Irfan Izhar. Producers Nandita Ahmed and Farihah Zaman
Cinematographer: Asad Faruqi
Editor: Maya Mumma
Music: Kishon Khan
Running Time: 95
Language: English, Bengali, and Creole
Country: USA/Pakistan
Year: 2015