Magazine article Screen International

UK Submits Urdu-Language 'My Pure Land' for Oscars

Magazine article Screen International

UK Submits Urdu-Language 'My Pure Land' for Oscars

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Sarmad Masud’s debut is the first Urdu-language film to be Britain’s selection for the award.

‘My Pure Land’

Britain has submitted Sarmad Masud’s debut film My Pure Land into contention for this year’s best foreign language film Academy Award.

British-Pakistani director Sarmad Masud’s debut is the first Urdu-language film to be Britain’s selection for the category.

My Pure Land tells the true story of a mother and her two daughters who survived a siege on their home by relatives in rural Pakistan, culminating in them having to defend their land from a militia of 200 bandits. …

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