PODCAST| Matt Micucci interviews Sarmad Masud and Suhaee Abror, director and actress of the film My Pure Land.
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Director Sarmad Masud and actress Suhaee Abro talk about My Pure Land, from the 2nd International Film Festival & Awards Macao. Masud describes the film as a modern feminist western and tells us that it is based on a true story from Pakistan of three women who defended their agricultural land from heavily armed men seeking to claim it as a part of a familial feud. He also tells us that this is a frighteningly common situation and that My Pure Land, by focusing on one story represents a microcosm of this situation in Pakistan. Abro talks about connecting with her character, admitting that she was initially intimidated by her as well as the weapons in the film. They also tell us about the importance of storytelling, one of the touching underlying themes of the movie and, among other things, the influences from the western genre.
My Pure Land: The true story of a young woman called Nazo who, together with her mother and sister, are forced to defend their home after a bitter family feud leads to her father’s incarceration. In their isolated farmhouse in Pakistan, the women find themselves surrounded by armed men hired by their uncle Mehrban to take back the land. But Nazo is not easily beaten and when two of his men are killed in the attack, Mehrban calls in a local militia group of 200 armed bandits. But even with only a handful of bullets left, Nazo refuses to give in.