LONDON: A veteran British journalist and author Victoria Schofield in collaboration with a noted documentary producer Farah Durrani plans to make a feature film on Shaheed Benazir Bhutto who was assassinated in Rawalpindi in December 2007.
Schofield, a close friend of the late Prime Minister who studied together with Benazir at the Oxford University, described her as â€˜symbol of hope in a changing world.
This film, she said, is about the extraordinary courage of a daughter, a mother and a politician and a woman who risked all and paid the ultimate price.
Isha Taqi Pauwels Productions is the third party which has joined hands to produce the movie which is intended to be released on the occasion of Benazirâ€™s fifth death anniversary.
Late Benazirâ€™s friendship with Victoria Schofield, a renowned writer and broadcaster on Pakistan and Kashmir, spanned over 30 years from debates at the Oxford Union to Benazirâ€™s first premiership in 1988. Victoria travelled with Benazir as she returned to Pakistan after 8 years in exile and was with her when the terrorists struck the homecoming rally in Karachi.
Farah Durrani is an award winning documentary maker who has worked extensively in Pakistan and filmed with Benazir Bhutto over 20 years. Farah was in Larkana in 1988 when Benazir was asked to form her first government, and was the last television journalist to record a major interview with Benazir before her assassination.
Victoria and Farah have said they are delighted to be working together. â€œOur close association with Benazir gives us a unique insight into her world and her life and makes us a perfect match to take her story to the big screen.â€