In this episode of The Ask award winning filmmaker and filmmaker Saeed Taji Farouky discusses his work on A THOUSAND FIRES.
About the film:
Set to premier this August at the prestigious Critics Week section of the Locarno International Film Festival, A THOUSAND FIRES is set in the Magway region of Myanmar, is a beautiful film of transient moments; of hopes and aspirations; of faith in the forces of karma and luck; of a place, a community, and the rhythms of the day-to-day; of lingering memories and a turbulent past; and of life persisting, regardless.
Our Episode Guest:
Palestinian-British filmmaker and artist,Saeed Taji Farouky has been producing work around themes of conflict, human rights and colonialism since 1998. In 2011 he was awarded a Senior TED Fellowship for his work and has previously been named Artist-In-Residence at the British Museum and Tate Britain.
In addition to his film work, Saeed has dedicated himself to raising up the next generation of artists through his work as the Director of the REcreative Film School. A radical, free film course that takes place annually at the South London Gallery and that is dedicated to serving aspiring artists from under-represented backgrounds.