His Excellency Suhail Mohd. Al Zarooni, Guinness World Record Holder & Chairman Al Zarooni Foundation inaugurated the special screening of “JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES: PEACEKEEPERS” Directed by Academy Award Winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Produced by Irfan Izhar at the Indian Consulate Auditorium at Dubai. Suhail Al Zarooni was welcomed at stage by Mrs Deeba Irfan and honored by Mr Irfan Izhar.
The documentary was premiered at Toronto Film Festival and since then has travelled to many film festivals around the World including New York and Sydney Film Festivals to packed houses.
Mr Irfan Izhar said that as Producers & their Director wanted to make a film about Muslim women who defy stereotypes. These Bangladeshi women are the breadwinners, who go out from their traditional communities to leave the men at home with the children… It’s a role for women in that region that we haven’t heard much about and these women do it effectively. It’s important for everyone to see that.
Al Zarooni inaugurated the special screening of JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES PEACEKEEPERS
Shattering stereotypes, Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers is a stirring documentary that presents a bold viewpoint of women uniting for a global cause. Directed by two-time Oscar winner, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, the film follows a group of Bangladeshi policewomen who join a UN peacekeeping mission to Haiti, and allows us an immersion into the lives of modern Muslim women, who are so often depicted negatively in the media. Journey of a Thousand Miles offers a close-up look at the lives of these breadwinners, mothers, soldiers, and follows them throughout their journey to Haiti, and back again to Dkaha, where they face fresh challenges.
The Film is a recipient of “The Best Documentary” & “The Humanitarian” Awards in its journey so far.
Al Zarooni has applauded the bold subject and praised the way the Producers & Directors went to a hardship during the shooting of the documentary and give such a nice mater class to World to look in to the extra ordinary life of a Bangladeshi working women. Suhail Al Zarooni praised Mr Irfan Izhar efforts to produced best Hollywood Documentary and thanked him for his warm hospitality and honor.