Soad Hosni Documentary Film Screening & Modern Arab Women Talk | Mission Dist.
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Kadist Art Foundation | 3295 20th Street, San Francisco, CA
See a free screening of Lebanese filmmaker Rania Stephan’s documentary The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni (2011) followed by a discussion of issues surrounding female identity in the Middle East.
Stephan’s film investigates the career and mythology of the renowned Egyptian actress Soad Hosni (1943-2001) who, in 2001, allegedly committed suicide in London. Stephan’s work reexamines the legacy of complex representations of the modern Arab woman.
Aside from being shown at institutions including PS1 and the Serpentine, the film was awarded the Artist Prize at the 2011 Sharjah Biennial 10, but has yet to be shown in the Bay Area.
The evening will feature a conversation between Minoo Moallem, Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at UC Berkeley and Antonia Marsh, one of the curators of Words and Places: Etel Adnan.
Links: Event detailsCost: FREE
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