“Religion and Tradition in Contemporary Cinema”Film Festival and Workshop

As part of a pilot project exploring cinema as related to Islam and Muslim socieities, The Institute of Ismaili Studies is conducting a six-week film festival and workshop exploring the theme: “Religion and Tradition in Contemporary Cinema.” The focus of the festival and workshop will be the interplay of perceived tensions, negotiations and representations of Islam, both as cultural and religious systems and their manifestations in individual societies. Addressed by filmmakers from diverse backgrounds, the films come from a wide range of countries and depict the interplay of culture, religion and tradition in the modern Muslim world.

Destiny (Al-Messir)
(Egypt/France, 1997, 135 mins, dir. Youssef Chahine)Tuesday June 25, 2002 5:30 pm

A Moment of Innocence (Nun va Goldoon)
(Iran/France, 1996, 78 mins, dir. Mohsen Makhmalbaf)Tuesday July 2, 2002 5:30 pm

Ali Zaoua
(Morocco/France/Belgium, 2000, 90 mins, dir. Nabil Ayouch) Wednesday July 10, 2002 5:30 pm

(India/Canada, 1998, 110 mins, dir. Deepa Mehta)Thursday July 18, 2002 5:30 pm

West Beyrouth
(Lebanon, 1998, 106 mins, dir. Ziad Doueri)Tuesday July 23, 2002 5:30 pm

The Siege
(USA, 1998, 116 mins, dir. Edward Zwick)Tuesday July 30, 2002 5:30 pm