The ABJD Series

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Saturday June 11, 2022 • 4PM PT at The Roxie Theater
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ABJD is a four part film series that narrates the otherworldly journeys of Faluda Islam – Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s alter-ego. Faluda was a fighter in a great future queer led revolution that liberated the Musilm world from Western and Western-sponsored tyranny, she was killed in a battle and exists now as ghost, zombie, jinn and alien. She appears as each of these beings in each of the four films while simultaneously speaking to figures from resistance past in an attempt to understand her own story.

This project is heavily inspired by Islamic mysticism and spiritual traditions that speak to loss, memory and resilience. Additionally it is dedicated to Bhutto’s late father, Mir Murtaza Bhutto, a grassroots political activist who was killed outside his home in Karachi Pakistan in 1996.

Artistic Director: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

Curatorial Production Manager: Yomna Osman

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (b. Damascus, 1990) is a visual artist, performer and curator. Bhutto’s work resurrects complex histories in the South Asian, South West Asian and North African region. In the process he unpacks the intersections of queerness, Islam, speculative fiction, futurity and environmental degrdeation through a multi-media practice rooted in printmaking, textile work and performance. Bhutto has performed, shown work and curated exhibitions globally, as well as spoken extensively on the intersections of faith, radical thought and futurity at Columbia University, UC Berkeley, NYU, Stanford and the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture. Bhutto is currently based in Karachi, Pakistan and received an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2016. www.zulfikaralibhuttoart.org

Performances by:

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto    

Jyoti Arvey

Crystal Mason

Minelle Valjee

Gabriele Christian 

jose e abad 

Paseeena

Production Manager: 

Humayun Memon

Laur Geiger

Babar Ali Khokhar

Den Mohammad 

Cinematography:

Jamshed Farhad Irani    

Chani Bockwinkel

Asha F. Passalacqua 

Sound Design:

Peekaboo

Amman Mushtaq

Daniel Panjwaneey

Natasha Ejaz

Aziz Kazi 

Ahsan Dhamalir 

Gabriel Martinez

fahad anjum/ elektrik room   

The Bendaly Family

Lighting Design:

Humayun Memon   

Grisel Torres

Media Line

Khalil Qureshi 

Shahid Qureshi 

Makeup:

Raja Wasey

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto   

Costume and Jewelry design:

Maheen Khan

Amin Gulgee

Hushidar Mortezaie

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

Ibrahim Sonara

Master Yousef

Laur Geiger


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Details

Start:
June 11
End:
June 12
Website:
https://www.roxie.com/

Venue

The Roxie Theater
3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Website:
https://www.roxie.com/