Minor History

Directed by Asad Raza
2019
USA
90 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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New York-based artist Asad Raza turns the camera on his eccentric, fascinating 90-year-old uncle, exploring the major world changes that have taken place through his life.

Uncle Wahid has seen the world undergo a series of radical changes of consciousness in his 90 years, and artist Asad Raza (recently in Sydney for Kaldor Public Art Project #34) explores those critical moments of history through the personal recollections of this “unimportant” man. Born in India in the 1920s, Wahid fled to Pakistan where he served in the army, before immigrating to the chilly climes of Buffalo, New York, in the 1980s, where he’s now a well-known figure in the local pool halls. Juxtaposing prosaic footage of Wahid’s everyday life with candid interviews, Minor History weaves a much larger tale about the extreme global events of the 20th and 21st century, as told through the lens of one individual’s poignant and personal recollections.

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Sat 8 June
10am
Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 1
Past Event Cancel
Thu 13 June
6:30pm
Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 1
Past Event Cancel
Program Strand
FLUX Art + Film
Year
2019
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Country
USA
Language
In English
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Director
Asad Raza
Producer
Asad Raza, Olivia Fairweather, Carina Susen
Cinematographer
Rafay Rashid
Editor
Anja Zhukova
Genre
Documentary, Experimental
Company Credits
Rights Holder: Asad Raza
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