September 11, 2012

Alumnus cinematographer to speak on campus

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Habib Faisal, a noted Indian filmmaker and 1995 Southern Illinois University Carbondale graduate, will visit campus this week to hold workshops with students and screen his latest film.

Faisal will be in Southern Illinois on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 13 and 14.  A screening of his latest film, “Ishaqzaade” (Love Rebels), is set for 7 p.m., Sept,14, in the John C. Guyon Auditorium in Morris Library.  The screening is free and the public is invited.

The 2012 film is a love story during a period of political and familial violence.  Habib screened the film recently at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. 

While on campus Faisal also will screen a 2010 film, “Do Dooni Char,” and hold a filmmaking workshop with students.  “Do Dooni Chaar/Two into two equal four” earned the 2011 National Film Awards India for Best Feature Film in Hindi.

Habib, a Mumbai-based film director, earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in cinema and photography from SIU Carbondale.