The ABJD series: Prologue 1009 آغاز ۱۰۰۹ and Heaven 58 جنة ۵۸ Followed by a special screening of Un Chant d’amour

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto with Faluda Islam - SOLD OUT
Weds, Sept 15, 6pm PDT at CounterPulse Main Stage
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Heaven 58 Is a collaboration between Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and deceased writer, rebel, pervert, film maker Jean Genet (December 19, 1910 – April 15, 1986)

Inspired simultaneously by Jean Genet’s classic Un Chant d’Amour and  by the writings and theories of 12th century Sufi mystic, Ibn Arabi, heaven 58 intends to take the audience on a journey into multiple dream worlds where the distinction between imagination and reality begins to blur.  Rebel leader, Faluda Islam is captured and placed in a prison that provides a portal between the world of the jinn and that of humanity.

This film of dreamscapes within dreamscapes is an ode to Genet’s film, Un Chant d’amour which is in itself an ode to the Algerian revolution (1954-1962).

Prologue 1009 is the opening of the ABJD film series, splicing together news reals showcases the West’s all too keen gaze on North Africa, South and SouthWest Asia. A deep ghostly voice poetically narrates the happenings of a revolution in the Muslim world.

Credits

Heaven 58 and Prologue 1009

Artistic Director: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Curatorial Production Manager: Yomna Osman

Musical score: Peekaboo 

Heaven 58

Musical score: Peekaboo

Sound Design: Peekaboo

Set and Lighting Design: Humayun Memon

Cinematographer: Jamshed Farhad Irani 

Editor: Asif Pervaiz Akbar

Performances by: Gabriel Christian, Crystal Mason, LA MIMI, Paseeena and Faluda Islam

Poetry reading: Ibtihal Shedid

Set and Lighting Crew: Media Line

Wardrobe: Master Yousef and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto 

Prologue 1009

Musical score: Noor Jehan and Peekaboo

Sound Design: Peekaboo

Narrated by Faluda Islam

Editing: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

Screening of Genet film is in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library

 

 

 

The ABJD Series is PART OF THE 2021 COUNTERPULSE FESTIVAL. LEARN MORE AT COUNTERPULSE.ORG/FESTIVAL2021

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Details

Date:
September 15
Cost:
Free

Venue

CounterPulse