From British-Pakastani director Sarmad Masud comes new western-style thriller My Pure Land, shot guerrilla style on-location in Pakistan. Check out the stunning new trailer for the film below:
Having heard the real-life story of a group of young women who survived a siege on their home by relatives in rural Pakistan, which culminated in them fighting for the right to stay in their land against a militia of 200 bandits, director Masud decided to bring the thrilling tale to the big screen.
Grounded in realism with a feminist theme, the movie wasn’t an easy one to make, as the crew working on it had to negotiate their way through one of the most heavily armed civilian regions on the planet, where kidnap, ransom and other terrible crimes are always a risk for foreigners coming in.
In fact, the lives of the crew were put in danger when, one day, an embittered extra returned to set with a firearm, opening fire on the production, but fortunately failing to hurt anybody.
Produced by Bill Kenwright, My Pure Land stars Suhaee Abro, Eman Malik, Syed Tanveer-Hussain, Razia Malik, Atif Akhtar Bhatti, Tayyab Azfal and Ahsen Murad.
My Pure Land hits cinemas across the UK on September 15.