The Kingdom of Mister Edhi is a fly-on-the-wall portrait of the conditions of women in Pakistan as seen through the eyes and work of a fascinating married couple: Abdul Sattar Edhi and his wife Bilquis Edhi, the owners and tireless leaders of the country’s largest network of social assistance that includes shelters for abused women, orphanages and adoption centers, hospitals, insane asylums and emergency ambulance services. This film crosses the threshold of this uniquely chaotic organization along with the disenfranchised Pakistanis seeking a social safety net where none officially exists, revealing an insider’s perspective on Muslim society.
[written and directed by Amélie Saillez]
[executive producers: Danielle Schleif, Tono Folguera, Stéphanie Lippens, François Van den Abeele, Amélie Saillez]
[edited by Carlos Prieto]
[photography by Tone Andersen]
[Interpreter and field producer: Seemab Gul]
[Assistant director: Juan Muñoz-Tébar]
[A production by Lastor Media / 43 Films]
[In coproduction with Mundis Productions / CBA]
[With the collaboration of ICIC / TVC]
[With the support of MEDIA]
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