The Dream of Shahrazad

The Dream of Shahrazad


The Dream of Shahrazad | | , , | 107 mins

The Dream of Shahrazad is a feature-length documentary film which locates political expression before, during and after the Egyptian revolution – and also within recent times in Turkey and Lebanon – within a broader historical and cultural framework: that of storytelling and music. More particularly, it looks at the legacy of the famous collection of stories known as THE 1001 (or “ARABIAN”) NIGHTS.


Best South African Documentary, Durban International Film Festival, 2015

Best Film, International Competition of the Avanca Film Festival, Portugal

Best Freedom Film, Luxor African Film Festival

Golden Horn Award, Best Documentary Feature, South African Film and Television Awards, 2016