The Accused: Damned or Devoted + Q&A | DocHouse

The Accused: Damned or Devoted + Q&A

Dir: Mohammed Ali Naqvi
2020 / 75mins

Cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi, has one mission: to preserve Pakistan’s blasphemy laws, which prescribe a mandatory death sentence for disrespecting The Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) and life imprisonment for desecrating the Holy Quran. With millions sympathetic to his goal, Rizvi holds the state under his spell and silences anyone attempting to change the law by condemning them to death.

But there’s more to Rizvi’s mission than just maintaining the sanctity of his faith: he’s running for the highest office in the country in the upcoming elections where everyone — those that oppose him and even his followers are just pawns in his quest for absolute power.

Thanks to BBC Storyville

There will be a Q&A with director Mo Naqvi following the screening on 25th February. 

Book Tickets

Date: Tue 25 February, 2020
Time: 18:30
Price: £12.50 (£10 conc)
There are currently no screenings of this film.

PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO ADVERTS PLAYED BEFORE FILMS IN THE BERTHA DOCHOUSE SCREEN. ALL FEATURES WILL START PROMPTLY FOLLOWING A SELECTION OF TRAILERS.