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Pakistan: The New Radicals
Ali Abbas travels around Pakistan tackling fanaticism, but can he make a difference?
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2011 09:19


Activist: Syed Ali Abbas Zaidi, Pakistan Youth Alliance

Filmmaker: Oliver Englehart

Pakistan is under attack from within. An estimated 35,000 Pakistanis have been killed in extremist violence since 2001. Bombings are a constant threat and journalists, politicians and activists, along with anyone who speaks out against intolerance, risks their lives.

Twenty-five-year-old activist Syed Ali Abbas Zaidi has dedicated his life to challenging the complex religious, economic and social divisions which threaten to strangulate Pakistan.

This documentary follows Ali and the Pakistan Youth Alliance on their anti-extremist mission across Pakistan, from café culture in Islamabad to Taliban rehabilitation in Swat. Will his passion be enough to change entrenched attitudes and beliefs?

 


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