Past Event

Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic

May 11, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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A live virtual event

A cinematic shadow play that features the white-haired Zal from his birth to his love story with Rudabeh, based on the Persian epic Shahnameh (‘The Book of Kings’). Created and directed by Hamid Rahmanian with graphics derived from the visual tradition of the region, rendered as puppets, costumes, masks, scenography, and digital animation.  Online screening followed by a Q&A with Hamid Rahmanian, in conversation with Olga M. Davidson (Boston University) and John Bell (Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, University of Connecticut).

Online Screening and Q&A with the puppeteer

Contact Information

Jo Ann Cavallo