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The Birth of Pakistan [electronic resource]

Reuters Television
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
On August 15, 1947, Pakistan was born. As the former Indian provinces debated whether to be part of India or Pakistan, religious differences flared into full-scale rioting, which led to large-scale migration; millions moved from India to Pakistan, and vice versa. This program documents the birth of the new country; the death of Mohammed Ali Jinnah, leader of the Moslem League; the economic and political problems of the new country; the Indus Water Treaty; the war in Kashmir; the independence of Bangladesh and the resulting war with India; the rise and fall of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto; Zia's assumption of power and adoption of strict Islamic rules; the impact of the war in Afghanistan; the death of Zia and the election of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto's daughter, Benazir.
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20 min.
8 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 15, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Reason for Pakistan (1:38)
  • Politics and Economy (1:31)
  • Relations With India (1:56)
  • Development, Turmoil and Flooding (1:49)
  • Bangladesh Independence (1:51)
  • Benazir Bhutto (2:40)
  • Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq (2:05)
  • Turmoil (1:21)
  • India Relations and Bhutto's Election (1:36)
  • Afghan Challenges and Shaky Democracy (2:14)
  • Credits: The Birth of Pakistan (0:23)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], cuuuu
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2601 Films Media Group
1streaming video file (20 min.) : sd., b&w, & col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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