Friday, November 10, 2017 from 07:30 PM until 09:00 PM
Griswold House , Ilgenfritz Gallery
The Challenge Film Screening
Falconry has a history that stretches back over 40 centuries. In the West it was a prevailing passion of the medieval aristocracy, but its prestige continues undiminished in contemporary Arab culture. Italian film maker and acclaimed visual artist Yuri Ancarani observed and filmed for 3 years to capture the spirit of a tradition that allows its participants to maintain a close rapport with the desert, despite their predominantly urban lifestyle. A rare and cinematically stunning window into the opulence of Qatar.
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