Audrey's DocuTalk: Desert of Forbidden Art

GENINT 731.325

Osher (50+). This one-day documentary course screens the film, "The Desert of Forbidden Art," which tells the story of an incredible collection of Central Asian art in Uzbekistan.


About this course:

DocuTalk invites you to another fascinating film in our series of documentaries and talks with leading filmmakers. The Desert of Forbidden Art relates the incredible true story of Igor Savitsky and his heroic campaign to save banned works by censored Russian artists. Despite Soviet repression, Savitsky created an astounding collection of 40,000 artworks by Central Asian artists in a remote corner of Uzbekistan. More information can be found in the article, "The Lost Louvre of Uzbekistan," which was published in the May 21, 2019 issue of The Guardian. This film was co-directed, produced, and written by Amanda Pope and Tchavdar Georgiev. Emmy-award winning Amanda Pope will be with us for the Q & A. Her directing, producing, writing, and editing credits for more than 30 years have focused on the dynamics of creativity in the arts and social activism.

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