The Contest of the Fruits Animated Film Behind the Scenes

By Haverford College's Hurford Center (other events)

Thursday, October 29 2020 4:30 PM 5:30 PM EST

Join Haverford College’s Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities, Twelve Gates Arts, and the Philadelphia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Philadelphia) for The Contest of the Fruits Animated Film Behind the Scenes with Slavs and Tatars

Slavs and Tatars invite you to experience their creative process, starting with their 2013 trip to the Uyghur region, where they first encountered the poem “The Contest of the Fruits,” and detailing how it has inspired their upcoming film. Within the virtual event, Haverford College Assistant Professor Guangtian Ha will provide a detailed introduction to the text and close with an open discussion about the poem and the collective’s research-based practice.  

The Contest of the Fruits will consist of an array of activities with Slavs and Tatars through fall 2021 that will bend borders, tickle tongues, and fracture fixed identities. It is an extended project including an artist residency, film premiere, exhibition at Haverford’s Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, and a publication.

This event is part of the The Contest in Context event series. All events are free to attend and require advanced registration. Full event schedule and details can be found at:  

This event will take place virtually via Zoom. A login link will be emailed to you prior to event.

The Contest of the Fruits is supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage


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