Dukhtar selected for Oscar consideration

Dukhtar_StillWorldView-supported Dukhtar has been announced as Pakistan’s official entry to the Academy Awards 2015.

The film was the overwhelming film of choice of The Pakistani Academy Selection Committee members, and was submitted for consideration in the ‘Foreign Language Film Award’ category at the 87th Academy Awards.

The news comes not long after the films’ world premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival, and after the film has been receiving rave reviews throughout Pakistan and the rest of the world in the wake of its international release.

Afia Nathaniel

Afia Nathaniel, photo by Austin Hargrave

Director Afia Nathianel (rightthanked the selection committee and was overjoyed at the news; “It’s so overwhelming to hear about this news right after our World Premiere at Toronto and during our theatrical release in Pakistan. My deep gratitude to the Pakistan Academy Selection Committee for their support and for our audiences everywhere who have embraced us so warmly. May the Force be with us!”

Dukhtar (Daughter) is a drama/thriller set in Pakistan. A mother kidnaps her ten-year-old daughter to save her from the fate of a child bride. Their daring escape triggers a relentless hunt. As their pursuers close in on them, mother and daughter meet a cynical truck driver who offers an unlikely hope. Their destinies entwined, the trio embark on an epic journey through the stunning landscape of Pakistan where the quest for love and freedom comes with a price.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will choose the final nominees for all award categories including Best Foreign Language Film by January 8, 2015. The complete and final list of Oscar nominees will be announced on January 15, 2015 with the presentation show for the 87th Academy Awards scheduled to take place on February 22, 2015.

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