August 2007 marks the 60th anniversary of the Partition of India. The most fascinating story to emerge from that defining moment in History, which affected the population of one-fifth of the globe, is the one that is little known and particularly badly understood: the creation of Pakistan.

Now this major documentary seeks to come to grips with this puzzling Muslim nation-state and dig beneath the media platitudes that inform our current thinking: a US-friendly military dictatorship, spawning ground for terrorists, nuclear proliferators. For Pakistan’s genesis and its struggle towards and away from democracy and nationhood, is one of the most enigmatic but significant stories for our times, one which impinges on us all as we discover to what extent Pakistan is a pivotal geo-political entity, whose fate renders more complex the debate around whether this century is witnessing a ‘clash of civilizations’.

The film uncovers five fundamental fault lines in this pivotal Islamic country with 150 million inhabitants, and through the prism of history, evaluates the real status of the military, of militant Islamist groups and of democratic forces within the country and the key relationships with the United States, India and with Pakistan’s Muslim neighbours.

Pascale Lamche

Pascale Lamche is an award-winning filmmaker who has made feature documentaries and series both as a writer/producer, and writer/director for key broadcasters internationally, and whose films have been premiered at many international film festivals including Edinburgh International Film Festival, Locarno International Film Festival, Dublin International Film Festival, Toronto Documentary Festival, FIPA Documentary Film Festival and travelled the world. Her last film Winnie  won the Directing Award, World Cinema Documentary 2017 at Sundance Film Festival .

Winnie (2016) – Stalingrad (2014), Black diamond (2010), Pakistan  Zindabad (2007), French beauty (2005), Accused no1: Nelson Mandela (2004), Sophiatown (2003)


until january first, 2012


Arte France (France- Germany) SVT (Sweden) NRK (Norway)
YLE (Finland) TSR (Switzerland) RTVE (Spain) The History Channel Iberia (Spain-Portugal) ORT(Austria) Canal + Cyfrowy (Poland) ZDF (Germany) Televisio autonomica Valenciana (Spain) Estonian nacional television (Estonia)


SBS (Australia) KBS (Korea) MCN (Singapore) Phoenix satellite television (China) Canal France international (Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Fidji, Mongolia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Vanuatu, Vietnam) Australian broadcasting corporation (Pacific Islands, Asia, Oceania)


Documentary Channel (Canada) RDI (Canada) National Geographic Channel (USA)


Soread 2M (Morocco) MBC Dubai (Middle-East)