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Broad Underground: The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni

Friday, Mar. 19, 2021    7–9pm

Join MSU professors Kaveh Askari and Salah Hassan in conversation with video artist Rania Stephan for a screening of Stephan’s award-winning video, The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni (2011). The film ponders one of the great disappearing acts in the history of global cinema: the legacy and still-mysterious death of Egyptian actress Soad Hosni. Hosni’s creative labor and iconic roles helped to define Egyptian cinema, and her personal life, never far from the public eye, generated a robust media legacy of its own. Drawing on footage from more than sixty rare videotapes that took Stephan over a decade to collect, the video emphasizes not official film archives, but the analog consumer electronics that kept Hosni’s work alive informally.

Registration is required. Click here to register for this free online event.

This presentation of Broad Underground is made possible through partnership with the Global Studies in Arts and Humanities Program, and is programmed by Kaveh Askari, Associate Professor, Department of English and Salah Hassan, Director of the Global Studies in Arts and Humanities Program and Associate Professor, Department of English.

This online event will take place on Zoom.

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