THE DREAM OF SHEHERAZADE

By François VERSTER

MANDRA FILMS - as PROD

Documentary - Production 2011

“No one knows where or when The Arabian Nights began – or when they will end.”
– Robert Irwin

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • SOUTH AFRICA
    • Languages
    • ARABIC, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • François VERSTER
    • Synopsis
    • Actively exploring the possibility of dream and fantasy within the political documentary form,
      THE DREAM OF SHAHRAZAD is at once observational documentary, concert film, political
      essay and visual translation of an ever-popular symphonic and literary classic. It is a documentary
      homage both to THE 1001 NIGHTS and to Rimsky-Korsakov’s SCHEHERAZADE symphonic
      suite itself, as well as to the rich creative and political legacy of a vast culture too often reduced to
      religion only, and currently impacting directly on global change.
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