Visuals and Voices: Animation and Poetry across the UAE and USA
Join us for a conversation with celebrated filmmaker Mohammed Saeed Harib, creator of the animated show FREEJ, and international author team Dorian Rogers and Gabrielle Fludd, moderated by curator Noor Al Suwaidi.
Exploring storytelling and the cross-cultural influences in creative media, this conversation features two contrasting projects that show how visuals and voices communicate popular narratives. We’ll discuss The Million Mile Stare, the new book by siblings Rogers and Fludd, who worked together while nearly 7,000 miles apart in the United Arab Emirates and the United States, and FREEJ, a beloved series that plays on the tension between old and new with stories centered on Emirati culture and social life.
Register on Eventbrite below and receive a printable page from The Million Mile Stare to color at home! Share your coloring page or other inspired artwork on Instagram with #2021Folklife, and tag us @smithsonianfolklife.
This session is part of the Festival program United Arab Emirates: Living Landscape | Living Memory, which is supported by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UAE Ministry of Culture, and UAE Embassy in Washington.