Against political adversity and beset with corruption allegations, the late Pakistani President Benazir Bhutto's rise to power to elevate standards for women, the poor and breathe life into a national democracy in a country that would rather resist it is a tall order for anyone with political ambitions. Pakistan's tumultuous modern history is explored in context of Bhutto's emergent rise and subsequent assassination.
A masterfully woven personal, national, and cultural history, Bhutto is visually mesmerizing but it's challenging to absorb all the political complexities and nuances. I want to learn more and then revisit the film. Co-produced by her close friend Mark Siegel, a bit of hero worship tends to obscure the critical eye of the film but it's a fitting tribute and entry point into her legacy. Incredibly moving.