CMENAS & LACS Filmscreening. Crayons of Askalan by Dr. Laila Hotait Salas (followed by Q&A with the filmmaker)
Filmmaker Bio: Laila Hotait Salas, Ph.D, is a Lebanese-Spanish filmmaker and artist. Her academic work deals with Arab contemporary cinema and its filmmakers.
As a filmmaker herself, her first documentary film, ‘Crayons of Askalan’ (2011) has been presented in more than 20 film festivals, including Hot Docs, the Doha Tribeca Film Festival, CPH:DOX and DocsDF. Her sound art works have been presented at international venues such as the Centre Pompidou, the Kunst-im-Tunnel Museum Düsseldorf and several art galleries. Hotait was selected by the CPH:LAB as an international emerging film talent in 2011. Her work has received support from institutions including the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, the Sundance Documentary Fund Program, Screen Institute Beirut and the Doha Film Institute and is currently developing a feature film that was selected by Cine Qua Non Lab residency program.
Laila Hotait has been teaching film writing and directing at the University Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico, for five years.
|Event Type:||Film Screening|
|Tags:||Film, International, Latin America, Middle East Studies, Multicultural, Social Justice|
|Source:||Happening @ Michigan from Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, International Institute, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies|
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