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

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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.”

With Dr. Farah El-Sharif as discussant, The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies is pleased to host Haris Durrani to discuss  'Dune' (2021), a film based on a 1965 epic science fiction novel by American author Frank Herbert. 'Dune' is available on HBO and Amazon Prime.

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.”

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