Dinner with Pervez Musharraf, former president of Pakistan


  • If you read The Kite Runner or A Thousand Splendid Suns, DINNER WITH THE PRESIDENT is a must-see, with its compelling reminders that Khaled Hosseini didn’t pull his stories out of thin air.

    The Kansas City Star
  • Sumar’s interviewees address a range of concerns—from poverty to militarism to education––but the film finds a particular, recurring focus in the question of women’s rights.

  • Sabiha Sumar and Sachithanandam Sathananthan examine where their homeland will be in ten years, and the answer reveals a nation full of contradictions: happily servile, fiercely individualistic, traditional, modern, educated, ignorant, cosmopolitan, rural, secular and devout. Democratic? Maybe, maybe not.

    Time Out New York
  • Filmmakers Sabiha Sumar and Sachithanandam Sathananthan go in search of nothing less than the meaning of democracy in Pakistan. That's an impossibly large subject for a documentary, but the movie finds a number of ways to make small, engaging points on the political evolution of Pakistan.

    New York Times