Following its premiere at the 2017 Edinburgh International Film Festival, Sarmad Masud's ground breaking debut MY PURE LAND will be released in UK cinemas on Friday 15 September.
A gripping, female led, western-style thriller, MY PURE LAND was shot guerrilla style in Pakistan, arguably one of the most violent, patriarchal regions in the world.
British-Pakistani director Sarmad Masud first envisioned his startling debut when he heard of the true story of a group of young women 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.
Their feat was almost unheard of and they were swiftly elevated to the position of folk heroes. When Sarmad heard their story he instantly knew this was the film he needed to make as his debut - a violent contemporary Western but grounded in realism and crucially with a feminist theme. The trailer is above.