directed by Geeta Gandbhir and Asad Faruqi
USA/Pakistan, 2017, Pashto//Urdu, 74 minutes

“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 border province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa—considered the gateway for terrorists from neighboring Afghanistan and adjacent tribal areas—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.

Cast + Credits

Directors: Geeta Gandbhir & Asad Faruqi
Cinematography: Asad Faruqi
Editing: Flávia De Souza
Producers: Asad Faruqi, Geeta Gandbhir, & Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Executive Producers: Perri Peltz, Sally Jo Fifer, & Lois Vossen