Storytelling, Self-Ethnography, and Solidarity: Uyghur Film in Focus

9 Dec 2021
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Online via Zoom


Artwork by Slavs and Tatars. 

Continuing Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities’ exploration of Uyghur language, politics, religion, and humor through the exhibition and event series The Contest of the Fruits, this virtual screening program and discussion looks at contemporary Uyghur film culture. Directors Suli Kurban and Memtjan Semet, with moderation by anthropologist Darren Byler and project liaison Pia Chakraverti-Wuerthwein, present work coming from contemporary Uyghur filmmakers and the challenges they face today.

Filmmakers featured in the program are Aziz Asman, Tahir Hamut Izgil, Suli Kurban, Mukaddas Mijit, Memetjan Semet, and Dimurat Tohti & Abdukadirjan Upur.