The Accused: Damned or Devoted?
By Mohammed Ali Naqvi
Cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi has one mission: to preserve Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. These laws prescribe a mandatory death sentence for disrespecting The Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) and life imprisonment for desecrating the Holy Quran. With millions sympathetic to his goal, Rizvi holds the state under his spell and silences anyone attempting to change the law by condemning them to death.
But there’s more to this mission than just maintaining the sanctity of his faith: Rizvi is running for the highest office in the country in the upcoming elections where everyone - those that oppose him, the country’s minorities and even his followers - is just a pawn in his quest for absolute power.
Nomination, 75th Primetime Emmy® Awards, Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking.
Additional Credits: Co-Producers - Syed Musharaf Shah and Mohsin Abbas. Associate Producers - Madeeha Syed, Muhammad Sohail Rana, and Rabbia Arshad. Executive Producer - Fiona Stourton.