ACTION: CINEMA AS CATALYST welcomes ARSHIA FATIMA HAQ to present PERFUMED NIGHTMARE
Friday, April 6 at 8 PM
Doors 7:30 pm; $5 suggested donation.
ACTION! Cinema As Catalyst invites filmmakers and activists to present a ‘political’ film that in some way inspires/reflects their own work. This month’s presenting filmmaker is Arshia Fatima Haq; her selection is Perfumed Nightmare.
Produced and directed by Kidlat Tahimik, this brilliant semi-autobiographical fable tells the story of a young Filipino born in 1942 (during the Occupation), his awakening to, and reaction against, American cultural colonialism. In his small village, Kidlat dreams of Cape Canaveral and listens to the Voice of America; he’s even the president of his village’s Werner Von Braun fan club. Winner of the Berlin Film Festival International Critics Award and a Blue Ribbon at the American Film Festival.
Arshia Fatima Haq works across various mediums, including film, visual art, performance and sound and is currently exploring themes of embodiment and mysticism particularly within the Islamic Sufi context. She is the founder of Discostan, a collaborative decolonial project working with cultural production from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. Haq’s work has been featured at the Broad Museum, Toronto International Film Festival, MOMA New York, Hammer Museum, Centre Georges Pompidou, and the Pacific Film Archive. Currently, she produces and hosts monthly radio shows on Dublab and NTS, and she recently released an album of Sufi field recordings from Pakistan on the Sublime Frequencies label.
ACTION! Cinema As Catalyst is curated by Aliza Khan.No Events