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A premiere screening of a new documentary film by Sunara Begum
“My memory is far more beautiful than anything I can take…”- Dunstan Perera
MEMORIES OF MY MENTOR is a seminal documentary on the life and work of Dunstan Perera (b. 1936), an extraordinary visual artist and filmmaker who has dedicated his career to expressing truth through the poetic image. Seen through the lens of Dunstan Perera, the film chronicles eight decades of image making as Perera traverses the worlds of Asia, UK and America in his timely pursuit for ultimate artistic freedom. A philosophical man, who combines the wisdom of the East with the knowledge of the West, this iconic eccentric figure takes us through his unique perspective and world views on art, craft and creativity. Memories of My Mentor blends myth and memory in the search for illusive truths that lay at the core of every true artist. Portrayed through epochs of history and culture, the film gives a personal commentary on Perera’s tumultuous journey from Colombo (Sir Lanka) to London (UK) retracing his inherent legacy. Memories of my Mentor is written, produced and directed by Bangladeshi filmmaker, Sunara Begum and uses poetry, text and storytelling to reveal the complexities of an artist at work and his inner and outer world.
Performance also by Tunde Jegede see http://events.onthewight.com/2017/07/27/tunde-jegede for more details
Entrance to both events is £6 Adults and £5 Concessions. Tickets available at Dimbola Museum, Freshwater or by phoning us on 01983 756814. Tickets will also be available on the night.