About This Project

Shame, a stunning Special Emmy–winning documentary, tells the true story of international human rights icon Mukhtaran Mai, a Pakistani peasant who was gang-raped and publicly shamed in her village, but who then used her trauma to spark a legal revolution that exposed centuries of brutal tribal conflict and government mismanagement.


> Television Academy Honor – Special Emmy Award (2008)
> San Diego Asian Film Festival – Best Documentary (2008)
> Durban International Film Festival – Amnesty International Award (2007)
> Full Frame Documentary Film Festival – Women in Leadership Award (2007)
> Development in Literacy Honouree (2007) (2009)
> Chicago Documentary Festival – Human Rights Award (2007)
> EBS Documentary Festival Korea – Special Jury Prize (2007)
> Tribeca Film Festival – Official Selection (2007)
> Toronto International Film Festival – Official Selection (2006)
> Selected Participant of AFI Project 20:20 (2006)
> Pusan Film Festival – Pusan Promotional Plan Candidate (2005)
> Berlin International Film Festival – Selected Participant at the Berlinale Talent Project Market (2004)

Company Credits

Showtime and CBS/Paramount Television


Director: Mohammed Naqvi
Producers: Mohammed Naqvi, Jill Schneider
Executive Producer: John Moser
Writer: Mohammed Naqvi
Cinematography: Ahmed Bashir, Sajjad Naqvi
Film Editing: Niharika Desai
Original Music: Janek Duszynski

(Film), Showtime and CBS/Paramount Television