* DocHouse London
* Sheffiled Doc Fest World Premiere
* Vancouver International Film Festival (Canada)

Armed with Faith

Category |Conflicts, Current Affairs, Human Interest, Social Issues
Year | 2017
Country | USA
Running time | 74’ & 52'
Format | HD
Production | G2P2 Films
Director | Asad Farqu, Geeta Gandbhir

Armed With Faith follows the men of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bomb Disposal Unit (KPK BDU) to the front lines of the war against Al-Qaeda and the Taliban in Pakistan. The lawless, tribal region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa — considered the gateway for terrorists from neighboring Afghanistan — is the backdrop of our film.

The battle for control of this porous border area remains critical to the stability of Pakistan and global security. Should Pakistan, a nuclear power, fall into the hands of terrorists, the entire world is at risk. We witness firsthand the dangerous struggle undertaken by the men of the KPK BDU to protect their country against the Taliban threat in the land they both call home.

About the Directors :
   - Geeta Gandbhir and Asad Faruqui

"On terror's frontlines, do violence and inhumanity ever become mundane?"
   - by Billy Sawyers. open Democracy free thinking for the world

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Geeta Gandbhir
Director/Producer Geeta Gandbhir has been nominated for three Emmy Awards and won two. As editor, her films have been nominated twice for the Academy Award, winning once, and have also won four Peabody Awards. Most recently, she co-directed the feature documentary "I Am Evidence" for HBO and a short film, "Love the Sinner." Both films premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.  Her feature documentary, "Prison Dogs," which she co-directed with Perri Peltz, premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, and a feature documentary she directed with Academy Award winning director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, "A Journey of A Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers,"  premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and will be broadcast on PBS in 2018. She is also currently co-directing and co-producing a "Conversation on Race" series with The New York Times Op-Docs, which won an Online Journalism Award for Online Commentary, an AFI Documentary Film Festival Audience Award for Best Short, and garnered a MacArthur Grant. She also co-directed and edited the film, "Remembering the Artist, Robert De Niro, Sr.," with Perri Peltz for HBO which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014.
Asad Faruqi
Director/Producer/Cinematographer Asad Faruqi is an Emmy Award nominated cinematographer, photographer and filmmaker. Over the past six years he has shot a number of award-winning films, including 2016’s Academy Award winning film, “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness,” and 2012’s Academy and Emmy Award winning film, “Saving Face.” Other notable works include Emmy and Alfred I Dupont Award winning, “Pakistan’s Taliban Generation,” “Song of Lahore,” “Peacekeepers: A Journey of a Thousand Miles,” and “Transgenders: Pakistan’s Open Secret.” Asad’s work has been featured on HBO, The New York Times, PBS, Channel 4, CBC, SBS, and Arte. This is his first time directing a feature film.