Running Time: 24 minutes
Producer: Ed Robbins, Producer/Reporter: Sharmeen Obaid
Aired on: PBS Frontline
Spring has arrived in Pakistan, and the season has brought a thaw in the Cold War between Pakistan and India, bitter enemies for more than 50 years. A train is now allowed to cross the border. Filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid boards this “peace train” in India and travels home to Pakistan to see how people are reacting to the cautious attempts to settle differences between the two countries.
Obaid describes Pakistan as “a country of secrets and paradoxes, still emerging from its recent past, before 9/11, when it was the Taliban’s main supporter.” She knows that her country is “determined to be part of the modern world,” but finds itself at a “dangerous crossroads.”