SGS Summer Film Festival: Islam and Futurism in 'Dune'

Date
Wed August 17th 2022, 10:30 - 11:30am
SGS Summer Film Festival: Dune Film and Book Discussion with Haris Durrani
 
Join us from the comfort of your home as we watch films from around the world that focus on the theme “Common Worlds, Limitless Realities: Futurism and Fantasy in Global Cinema.” Available on HBO and Amazon Prime.

With Professor Samer Al-Saber as discussant, The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies is pleased to host Dr. Haris Durrani to discuss  'Dune' (2021), a film based on a 1965 epic science fiction novel by American author Frank Herbert.
 
Watch 'Dune' beforehand, then join us for an enriching discussion about the film and the novel with "Dune expert" Haris Durrani. Haris is a Ph.D. student at Princeton University where he studies the histories of law, technology and empire. Previously, he earned a J.D. and B.S. from Columbia University and an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge. He also writes fiction: His debut book is “Technologies of the Self,” and his most recent short work appears in “The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction, Vol. 2.”