Sat Nov 2 2013

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM (Doors 3:30 PM)

Library & Archives Canada - Room 156

395 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0N4

All Ages

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 Commissioned by the Sharjah Biennial of the United Arab Emirates to make a film on the theme of "art as a subversive act," independent filmmaker Caveh Zahedi goes overboard. Told that he can do whatever he wants except make fun of the Sheik, who rules the country and finances the Biennial, Zahedi decides to do just that. He turns his camera on the Biennial itself and gleefully presses every culturally sensitive button he can find. But his court jester antics fails to amuse.  Zahedi's film is banned for blasphemy and he is threatened with a fatwa.

Free Thinking Film Society
The Sheik and I

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Free Thinking Film Society

The Sheik and I

Sat Nov 2 2013 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

(Doors 3:30 PM)

Library & Archives Canada - Room 156 Ottawa ON
The Sheik and I
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  • Check out other similar events on TicketWeb.

All Ages

 Commissioned by the Sharjah Biennial of the United Arab Emirates to make a film on the theme of "art as a subversive act," independent filmmaker Caveh Zahedi goes overboard. Told that he can do whatever he wants except make fun of the Sheik, who rules the country and finances the Biennial, Zahedi decides to do just that. He turns his camera on the Biennial itself and gleefully presses every culturally sensitive button he can find. But his court jester antics fails to amuse.  Zahedi's film is banned for blasphemy and he is threatened with a fatwa.

The Sheik and I

The Sheik and I

Film