Land, Gold and Women is a documentary about the conditions of women in rural Pakistan. It chronicles the traditional use of ritual gang rape as a method of social control. Central to the film are the stories of Mukhtar Mai, and Dr. Shazia Khalid. The documentary was first broadcast on 5 March 2006.
Mai and Khalid
Mukhtar was an illiterate woman from a poor farming family. A more highly placed family perceived a slight by her younger brother, who was believed to have been interested in a daughter of a more highly placed family. A tribal council ordered Mukhtar to report to the other family, to apologize for her brother. When she arrived, she was taken captive, and gang-raped, for several days.
Shazia Khalid was working as a medical doctor in an isolated region of Pakistan, when was raped, and found she could not get officials to initiate an inquiry.
The principle personnel involved with the production were:
- Narrator and correspondent - Terence McKenna
- Producer - Michelle Gagnon
- Consulting producer - Nazim Baksh
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