Presentation by CDS Artist-in-Residence Malek Shafi’i, Tuesday, October 30
Malek Shafi'i. Photographer unknown.
Documentary filmmaker Malek Shafi’i arrives at the Center for Documentary Studies on October 11 to begin his stay as part of the CEC ArtsLink’s Residency Program. Shafi’i supports independent filmmakers in his home country of Afghanistan as director of BASA Film (Afghanistan Cinema Club); members co-produce documentary and narrative films; organize filmmaking courses, public screenings, and festivals, including the Autumn Human Rights Festival; and support foreign production teams inside Afghanistan, among other activities. A welcome reception will be held for Shafi’i at the Center for Documentary Studies, followed by a presentation later in the month; Shafi’i will discuss the origins and activities of BASA as well as his newest film, Mohtarama, which explores the nascent women’s movement in Afghanistan and its struggle for basic political, social, and domestic rights.
Monday, October 15, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 30, 7 p.m.
Center for Documentary Studies
1317 West Pettigrew Street
Durham, North Carolina
The Center for Documentary Studies is one of the organizations throughout the country that received grants for an artist residency program from CEC ArtsLink, which facilitates and produces programs and awards that encourage the exchange of artists and cultural managers between the United States and Eastern and Central Europe, Russia, Central Asia, and the Caucasus.