Indian filmmaker Yousuf Saeed

Date: 

October 3, 2012 - 8:00pm
October 4, 2012 - 5:00pm

Location: 

E105 AJB
http://www.uiowa.edu/~maps/a/ajb1.htm

Contact Name: 

Philip Lutgendorf

Contact Phone: 

319-335-2157

Join independent researcher and documentary filmmaker Yousuf Saeed as he discusses his work on the visual, artistic, and religious cultural heritage of India in two separate presentations on the UI campus. The first presentation features the screening of “Four Short Documentaries on Popular Islam in India,” followed by a discussion with Saeed, and will take place at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in E105 AJB (Adler Journalism and Mass Communication Building).

From New Dehli, Yousuf Saeed has directed and shot numerous documentaries for Indian television, as well as his own films on the cultural heritage and practices of Muslims in India. He serves as director of "Tasveer Ghar" ("house of pictures"), an online archive of South Asian popular visual culture, and is the author of “Muslim Devotional Art in India.”