Dinner With The President (2007)

What are the implications for democracy in Pakistan when secular political parties have succumbed to the Islamic agenda? What does it mean when the army appears to be the only force able to  contain the opponents of democracy? President Musharraf agrees to explore this apparent contradiction at length over dinner at his official residence, the Army House, with filmmakers Sabiha Sumar and Sachithanandam Sathananthan.

They film encounters the MMA – an allaince of religious parties – a tribal parliament, truck drivers, young eite party goers, a Sindhi peasant woman and her husband and people on the street. The filmmakers engage them in discussions on President Musharraf and democracy.

DInner with the President (2007)

Dinner With The President (2007)

Directed by Sabiha Sumar & S Sathananthan

Duration 52/58/82 minutes

2007
ZDF/ARTE
Broadcasted October 8th in 200 countries through 40 broadcasting stations around the world.