Reshaping Our World Film Series: Taste Of Cherry

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Reshaping Our World Film Series: Taste Of Cherry
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Tickets: $10 ($8 Walker members, students, and seniors); Series pass for all five screenings: $30

As global borders close and millions are displaced, the Walker Cinema’s summer film series Reshaping Our World: Cinema without Borders considers the world’s restricted landscapes and people, those currently threatened by war, international intervention, and xenophobia.

Winner of the 1997 Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Taste of Cherry is an intriguing meditation on life and death as a man on the brink of suicide searches for someone to bury his body. Director Abbas Kiarostami participated in a Walker Dialogue and Retrospective in 1997. 1997, in Persian with English subtitles, 95 minutes.

Preceeded by Human Being (Al Insan)
Directed by Ibrahim Shaddad
A Sudanese shepherd leaves his wife and herd to resettle in a nearby city. Shot entirely without dialogue, this experimental short’s use of sound enhances the emotional turmoil of alienation. 1994, no dialogue, 27 minutes.

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About Reshaping Our World: Cinema without Borders

In solidarity with the majority Muslim countries recently targeted by US foreign policy and the immigrants and refugees from Minnesota communities, the Arab American arts organization Mizna joins the Walker Art Center to screen films from Africa and the Middle East. The program draws from the rich tradition of filmmaking in these regions—both classic and contemporary films that redefine and reshape the landscape of stereotyped representations through cinematic technique and storytelling.

Celebrating Arab, Afro-Arab, and Iranian cinema on Wednesday nights in July and August, the series will include classics such as Tewfik Saleh’s Syrian-Egyptian masterwork The Dupes (Al-makhdu’un)(1972) and contemporary films such as Musa Syeed’s A Stray (2016) as well as short films from Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, and Sudan.
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By: Walker Art Center