Shaheed: The Dream and Death of Benazir Bhutto
Anna Khaja, Ramzi Kassem, Manan Ahmed, Madiha Tahir, & Faiza Patel
Shaheed: The Dream and Death of Benazir Bhutto

Writer/performer Anna Khaja sheds light on the historical and political forces surrounding Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated in 2007 while attempting to reunite a nation bitterly divided over the ideals of Islam and democracy. Through the monologues of eight characters that take place in the minutes before Bhutto’s death—including Condoleezza Rice and Bhutto herself—we see how Bhutto’s life and death resonate far beyond the boundaries of Pakistan, reshaping the discourse on political Islam and the relationship between the West and the Muslim world. Co-sponsored by The Brennan Center for Justice, Culture Project, and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop.

Join us for a special performance of this illuminating play followed by a post-show discussion featuring:

Anna Khaja, Writer and star of Shaheed
Ramzi Kassem, Associate Professor of Law, City University of New York
Manan Ahmed, Assistant Professor of History, Columbia University
Madiha Tahir, Journalist and editor of Dispatches from Pakistan
Faiza Patel, Co-Director, Liberty & National Security Program, Brennan Center for Justice

The post-show panel starts at 8:30p.m. and is open to the public. If you cannot attend the performance but wish to attend the post-show discussion, please note that preference will be given to those who already have purchased tickets.

Purchase tickets at Culture Project, or call 1-866-811-4111.
Enter the code BRENNANBIBI to purchase discounted tickets for $29.99.

For more information about Shaheed, visit http://cultureproject.org/current/shaheed/.
 

Shaheed: The Dream and Death of Benazir Bhutto

Anna Khaja, Ramzi Kassem, Manan Ahmed, Madiha Tahir, & Faiza Patel
Friday, March 15, 2013
7:30 PM
$0.00
The Culture Project
45 Bleecker Street
New York NY 10012
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