A Journey of a Thousand Miles

Director: Geeta Gandbhir & Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy | Countries of production: Bangladesh, Pakistan, United Kingdom | Year: 2015 | Length: 95 min
Language: English, Bengali with English subtitles | Age: 12+ years

A Journey of A Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers follows a unit of one hundred and sixty women who, between June 2013 and July 2014, travel far from their families, friends and all that is familiar at home in Bangladesh to join the United Nations Stabilizing Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).

They form one of the world’s first all female, predominantly Muslim peacekeeping units; shattering every stereotype the world holds about the capabilities of Muslim women.

Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival, 2015