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Film Screening of Thrust into Heaven
Monday, 26 Mar 2018
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Green Room, 4th fl, MSU Library
Muslim Studies Center
Event Details:

Cosponsored Event: Film Screening of Thrust into Heaven, followed by discussion with director Jurgen Schaflechner (Princeton)

March 26 (details t.b.a.):

Jurgen Schaflechner studied Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Heidelberg. His doctoral degree was based on an interdisciplinary work in Literary Studies and Anthropology. Currently, He work as an Assistant Professor at the South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg.

Some of the research topics he has recently engaged with include politics and populism among 'precarious' communities in Pakistan, South Asian ritual journeys and migration, Urdu pulp fiction, and documentary film.

His interest in fiIm making began with a small project, a short film on the Hinglaj pilgrimage in Baluchistan, Pakistan. Since then he has revisited many of his research topics through various shorts and documentary films.