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The Ground Beneath Their Feet

Project information

Talent Nausheen Dadabhoy
Role of participant Director
Director Nausheen Dadabhoy
Status finished

Production details

Running time 76 min
Genre Documentary
Year of production 2014
Countries of Production Pakistan , United States
Production Company
DadaGirl Films
Website http://www.thegroundbeneaththeirfeet.com

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“The Ground Beneath Their Feet” tells the story of two women who are paralyzed when an earthquake strikes Pakistan. Khalida and Ruqiya have not only lost the use of their legs, but also their place in society as their disability will not allow them to fulfill their cultural role of becoming wives and mothers. We follow their journey for five years as they struggle with their recovery, and redefine what it means to be a woman in the Muslim world.

Participation in international festivals / awards

IDFA, First Appearance Competition, 2014
DOK.Fest Munich, 2015
Human Rights Arts and Film Festival Australia, 2015

Oxfam Global Justice Award Nomination, IDFA 2014