The Dream of Shahrazad teaser trailer

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South African documentary filmmaker Francois Verster's The Dream of Shahrazad, looks at recent political events in Egypt and Turkey through the lens of the famous story collection known as The 100 Nights.

The film uses the metaphor of Shahrazad (the princess who saves lives by telling stories) to explore how creativity and political articulation coincide in response to oppression.

The film is produced by Verster and Shameela Seedat of Undercurrent Film and Television, Wael Omar of Middlewest Films and Neil Brandt of Fireworx Media.

Watch the trailer here.

Source: Screen Africa 29 October 2014