The Ground Beneath Their Feet

April 3, 2016, 5:15 p.m.


1049 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

Event Description

US Premiere of The Ground Beneath Their Feet 


"The Ground Beneath Their Feet" tells the story of two young women who are paralyzed when an earthquake strikes Pakistan. Khalida and Ruqiya have not only lost the use of their legs, but also their place in society as their disability will not allow them to fulfill their cultural role of becoming wives and mothers. We follow their journey for five years as they struggle with their recovery, and redefine what it means to be a woman in the Muslim world. 

The filmmmaker Nausheen Dadabhoy will also be in attedance. “The Ground Beneath Their Feet” (GBTF) is Nausheen Dadabhoy’s directing debut. The film had its world premiere at IDFA in the First Appearance Competition and was nominated for the OXFAM Global Justice Award. While editing GBTF Nausheen worked as a cinematographer on "Lunch," a documentary about aging Hollywood legends, which went on to win first place at the Los Angeles Press Club Awards. Nausheen has worked with Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid and Geeta Gandbhir on their documentary "Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers," about an all female UN Peacekeeping unit in Haiti, and with Emmy nominated Asad Faruqi on his documentary, "Indispensable," about the bomb disposal squad of Peshawar, Pakistan. In addition to her documentary work Nausheen has lensed a variety of narrative films including “20 Regeln für Sylvie” which had a national release in Switzerland and Pakistani film “Josh” which was at the forefront of Pakistan’s New Wave of cinema. She divides her time between Los Angeles and Karachi, and is the only female cinematographer in Pakistan.



Edit This Event Last Edited By: Nausheen Dadabhoy on March 28, 2016, 5:26 p.m.