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Pakistani theatre actor/director/producer Tughral Turab Ali will be on campus for a screening of "Moliere's Tartuffe", a documentary film following Alliance Francais d'Islamabad's company as they rehearse and produce a controversial production of Moliere's play. The screening will be held in Park Auditorium with a talk back to follow.


Actor/Director Tughral Turab Ali is one of the founding members of two theatre groups in Islamabad: Alliance Francais d'Islamabad and Theatre Wallay. In April 2011 Alliance Francais d'Islamabad produced a production of Moliere's "Tartuffe" as a response to the murder of Punjabi Governor Salmaan Taseer. Taseer was assassinated in January of 2011 by his own security guard as a response to his views on the blasphemy laws in Pakistan. By producing Moliere's work on religious hypocrisy, the theatre group hoped to start a dialogue on religious bigotry. The controversial production played for three nights to sold out audiences. Tughral not only produced the production, but also played the title role and directed.
A documentary film on the production entitled "Moliere's Tartuffe" has just been released. The film is in Urdu with English subtitles.The film is approximately one hour long.
Tughral is currently a Sloan Fellow in Global Leadership and Innovation at MIT. He is also in the U.S. as a guest of the State Department's Citizen Exchange Program.


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Screening of Pakistani Documentary "Moliere's Tartuffe" Sunday 2/16 at 6 PM | 0 Comments |
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