Watch Independent Lens “Bhutto” at 9 p.m. Friday, May 13 on Wisconsin Public Television.
Pakistan’s history, from partition with India through the recent death of Osama bin Laden, has been marked by war, corruption, waves of terrorism and political instability. Within the nation’s short 70-year history, one of the most complex and fascinating figures was Benazir Bhutto. Twice elected as Pakistan’s prime minister, she was the first Muslim woman elected to lead an Islamic nation, and while beloved by the people of her native Pakistan, she was reviled by the nation’s military establishment and male-dominated ruling class.
Independent Lens has gathered news clippings and videos to weave together a captivating timeline of Bhutto’s life in relation to the overall history of Pakistan. And on Friday night, WPT and Independent Lens will broadcast the epic tale of Bhutto’s life and tragic death.