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The Dream of Shahrazad
The Dream of Shahrazad
Part of Africa in Motion
  • 15
  • Francois
  • Verster
  • ST
  • 1
  • ZA
  • François Verster • South Africa/Egypt/France/Netherlands/Jordan 2014 • 1h47m • Digital • English, Arabic and Turkish with English subtitles • 15 Documentary This unique music-led film looks at recent political events in Egypt and Turkey through the lens of the famous story collection known as One Thousand and One Nights. At once observational documentary, concert film and political essay, it uses the metaphor of Shahrazad (the princess who saves lives by telling stories) to explore how creativity and political articulation coincide in response to oppression. PLUS SHORTS Tripoli Stories: Land of Men, The Sandwich Maker, The Mosque Libya/UK 2014 • 15m • Arabic with English subtitles • 15 Kelly Ali & Alaa Hassan Saneed • 2014 • 4m • Digital • No dialogue Farag Al-Sharif • 2014 • 4m • Digital • No dialogue
  • 2015-10-29 00:00:00Z
  • 2015-10-29 00:00:00Z
  • 2015-10-29 00:00:00Z
  • François Verster • South Africa/Egypt/France/Netherlands/Jordan 2014 • 1h47m • Digital • English, Arabic and Turkish with English subtitles • 15
    Documentary
    This unique music-led film looks at recent political events in Egypt and Turkey through the lens of the famous story collection known as One Thousand and One Nights. At once observational documentary, concert film and political essay, it uses the metaphor of Shahrazad (the princess who saves lives by telling stories) to explore how creativity and political articulation coincide in response to oppression. 
    PLUS SHORTS
    Tripoli Stories: Land of Men, The Sandwich Maker, The Mosque  Libya/UK 2014 • 15m • Arabic with English subtitles • 15