University of Vermont

Saleem Ali to Lead Discussion of Film

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, the first woman to lead an Islamic nation, was known first as a pampered princess — later she became a controversial politician. Accused of corruption, imprisoned, then exiled, Bhutto was called back to Pakistan as her country’s best hope for democracy. Her assassination in 2007 transforming Bhutto from political messiah to martyr in the eyes of millions.

A new film by Duane Baughman, examining Bhutto’s complex life and legacy, will air on Vermont Public Television in May.

A preview of the film will be held Monday April 4 at 7 p.m. at the FlynnSpace, 153 Main Street, Burlington, Vt. The event — sponsored by Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UVM, Vermont Public Television and Vermont Council on World Affairs — is free and open to the public.

UVM professor of environmental studies Saleem Ali, a Pakistani-American, will lead a discussion to follow the film.

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