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Online Film Screening: Feathers of Fire

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston presents an online screening of the film version of “Feathers of Fire,” a shadow puppet play based on the Persian epic poem, “Shahnameh.” The vibrant graphics, derived from the visual tradition of the Middle East, are rendered as puppets, costumes, masks, scenography, and digital animation, all of which come to life in a “live animation” shadow casting technique performed against a cinema-size screen. The story is an action-packed tale of Zaul and Rudabeh, two star-crossed lovers of old Persia. The screening begins at at 7 p.m. October 27th, followed by a Zoom Q&A with designer and director Hamid Rahmanian. The event is free, but an RSVP is required; reserve your spot by emailing Bryan Granger at