IU CINEMA: The Dream of Shahrazad

  • October 7, 2019
  • IU Cinema
  • 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • 812-856-CINE
  • 7:00 PM to 8:50 PM
  • Free, but ticketed

Director François Verster and Filmmaker Jahmil X.T. Qubeka are scheduled to be present.

Not rated | 2014 | 2K DCP
Documentary, Drama
Directed by François Verster
Free, but ticketed
Filmmaker to Filmmaker: Qubeka and Verster

Weaving together music, politics, and storytelling, The Dream of Shahrazadexplores recent social and political events in Egypt, Turkey, and Lebanon through the metaphor of One Thousand and One Nights and looks at the ways in which creativity and political articulation coincide in response to oppression. Drawing on Shahrazad, a youth orchestra conductor, a Cairo storytelling troupe, a troubled Lebanese actress, and others put art to new political use. In English and Arabic with English subtitles.

IU CINEMA: The Dream of Shahrazad