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Monday, January 23, 2017

Film today: The Dream of Shahrazad

ICGC Special Event

Monday, January 23, 2017
InFlux Auditorium
Regis Center for Art - East
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Francois Verster’s multi-award winning film THE DREAM OF SHAHRAZAD explores recent political events in Turkey and Egypt through the lens of the age-old story collection THE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS.

South African documentary filmmaker Francois Verster’s films have won various awards, including a 2006 Emmy, and include WHEN THE WAR IS OVER, THE MOTHERS’ HOUSE, A LION’S TRAIL, SEA POINT DAYS and THE DREAM OF SHAHRAZAD.  He has taught documentaries studies courses at Columbia University, New York University, University of Cape Town, and University of the Witwatersrand, and has published in various journals and anthologies.  He currently teaches a postgraduate course at the University of the Western Cape. He has appeared on festival juries and has had multiple festival retrospectives on his work, most recently at the Jeu de Paume in Paris, France.

Refreshments will be served
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