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The Legacy and Assassination of Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto
Date Tuesday March 06
Time 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
Engineering Room 189 (7th St. and San Fernando St.), San Jose State University, One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorSamantha Pedrosa
Emailinfo [at] southbaywc.org
Phone408-924-6500
AddressOne Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0161
SBWC Presents: Documentary Film Screening on “Bhutto,” The Legacy and Assassination of Two-Time Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

San José, CA – San José State University students and South Bay community members will host a film screening “Bhutto,” reflecting on the legacy and death of two-time Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto on Tuesday March 6, 2012 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at Engineering Building Room 189. Following the screening there will be a discussion of the film and the legacy of womyn in politics.

This film screening is free. For more information visit our website http://www.southbaywc.org or email info [at] southbaywc.org.

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Bhutto
(The following is an excerpt from the film description—for the full description visit http://www.pbs.org)

“Democracy is the greatest revenge.” — Benazir Bhutto

As the first Muslim womyn elected to lead an Islamic nation, former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s life story unfolds like a tale of Shakespearean dimensions. She evolved from pampered princess to polarizing politician.

She served two terms in power as the Prime Minister of Pakistan marked by acts of courage and controversy. She eradicated polio and championed the rights of women while fighting the male-dominated political elite and a nervous military leadership, but was constantly defending herself against accusations of corruption and scandal.

Accused of rampant corruption, imprisoned, then exiled abroad, Bhutto was called back to Pakistan as her country’s best hope for democracy. Struck down by assassins, her untimely death sent shock waves throughout the world, transforming Bhutto from political messiah to martyr in the eyes of millions around the world.

“Bhutto” was directed by Duane Baughman and Johnny O’ Hara. The trailer can be found at http://www.pbs.org.


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The South Bay Womyn’s Conference (SBWC) celebrates the work, movements, and stories of the community to empower womyn and allies to find their collective voices and strengthen their communities through their inaugural South Bay Womyn’s Conference: Herstory – Uniting to Sustain the Community. The SBWC strives to create a safe space for all ages that promotes learning, expression, and education. By focusing on intersections, and commonalities, SBWC hopes to unite individuals of all genders, sexual orientations, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Womyn on Womyn’s Issues (WOWI) partnered with SJSU Women’s Resource Center, AIESEC, MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center, LGBT Resource Center, Student Union Inc. and the César E. Chávez Community Action Center, to organize this first annual conference. For more information visit http://www.southbaywc.org or email info [at] southbaywc.org.
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