This film festival aims to explore a couple of questions: What scares Muslim audiences? How do horror movies conceived for a Muslim public transform the familiar tropes that Hollywood and Hammer horror taught us? How do Muslim directors of horror movies use the genre to ask probing questions about gender and family tensions, social injustice and political oppression, demographic change and social unrest? Are horror movies halal (permissible in Islamic law)? Why so many jinn - and where are the Muslim zombies?
Join us at 9:00 PM at the Michigan Theater on October 22nd, and every Tuesday of October for a free screening of a Muslim horror film. All Screenings are free, open to the public, and will include English subtitles. Screenings are first come-first served. For more information on our festival, why we're running it, and the other films we are screening, please visit: ii.umich.edu/islamicstudies/news-events/events/films.html
October 22: Dachra (dir. Abdelhamid Bouchnak; Tunisia, 2018): The Blair Witch Project meets The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, seasoned with a dash of political satire. College students seek out a legendary lost village while filming a documentary for a class project. Jump scares, cannibalism, an ageless creature in red who might be a nod to Don’t Look Now, and man’s inhumanity to man - along with a mysterious, much-discussed ending. In Arabic and French with English subtitles.
|Building:||Off Campus Location|
|Location:||The Michigan Theater, 603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104|
|Event Type:||Film Screening|
|Tags:||Festival, Film, Halaloween, Middle East Studies|
|Source:||Happening @ Michigan from Global Islamic Studies Center, Department of Middle East Studies, International Institute, Department of Film, Television, and Media|
The Global Islamic Studies Center organizes a number of public events each year such as lectures, conferences, and films, many in collaboration with other U-M units. Please use our searchable events calendar for information about upcoming programs sponsored by GISC and the Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies Seminar (IISS).