Mariam Ghani: Artist Talk and Film Screening
In conjunction with the exhibition Mariam Ghani: What We Left Unfinished
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
6:30pm-8:00pm Artist Talk and Film Screening
FREE and open to the public
The lecture and screening will be held at Dudley Recital Hall across the courtyard from Blaffer Art Museum.
Mariam Ghani is an Afghan-American artist, archivist, activist, writer, lecturer and film-maker. She grew up in exile from her father’s homeland and her personal diaspora resonates in work that looks at moments where otherwise abstract political policy becomes manifest in people and places.
What We Left Unfinished tells the incredible and mostly true story of five unfinished feature films from the Communist era in Afghanistan (1978-1991) when films were weapons, filmmakers became targets, and the dreams of constantly shifting political regimes merged with the stories told onscreen. It is also a story about a tight-knit group of Afghan filmmakers who loved cinema enough to risk their lives for art.