MURDER IN SAMARKAND

By Tony KRAWITZ

PORCHLIGHT FILMS PTY LTD - as PROD

True Story - Development 2017

The complicated tale of a whistleblower who happens to fall in love along the way to exposing American and British complicity in human rights abuses in Uzbekistan. All in the name of the war on global terror.

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • True Story, Drama
    • Countries
    • AUSTRALIA
    • Director(s)
    • Tony KRAWITZ
    • Writer(s)
    • Kris MRSKA
    • Producer(s)
    • Liz WATTS (Porchlight Films Pty Ltd), Tim PERELL (Process Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • When Craig Murray arrived in Tashkent, Uzbekistan from the UK, he was a young, smart and idealistic Ambassador with a taste for whisky and women. But after hearing accounts of dissident prisoners being boiled to death and innocent people being raped and murdered by agents of the state, he started to question both his role and that of his country in so-called 'democratising’ states. Murray could no longer maintain a diplomatic silence so when he voiced his outrage, Washington and London decided he had to go. But there was no way this high-living diplomat was going to go quietly.
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