A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers
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Cast:

Director:

Geeta Gandbhir, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Writer:

Geeta Gandbhir, Irfan Izhar, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Perri Peltz, Kishon Khan

Producer:

Asad Faruqi

Music director:

Maya Mumma

Genre:

Documentary

Release date:

0September 2015

Official website:

Synopsis

A Journey of A Thousand Miles follows a unit of one hundred and sixty women who, between June 2013 and July 2014, travel far from their families, friends and all that is familiar at home in Bangladesh to join the United Nations Stabilizing Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).

 

They form one of the world’s first all female, predominantly Muslim peacekeeping units; shattering every stereotype the world holds about the capabilities of Muslim women. The women – young and old, married and single, mothers and daughters – come from every corner of Bangladesh. The film focuses on three women in this unit as they grapple with the harsh realities of becoming foot soldiers in a United Nations Peacekeeping Mission.

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