Images of Tantra, by Robert Powell
Samui Premiere of Taïga
A Documentary Film by Director Hamid Sardar with following Q&A
20.30 on Thursday 8th October at the Gallery
300 baht for Samui residents and vacationers
Hamid Sardar-Afkhami is a documentary film maker and photographer with a Ph.D. from Harvard University in the field of Inner Asian languages and cultures. He began his career in film-making as a graduate student while exploring the Himalayas as an associate of the Harvard Film Study Center and as a National Geographic Society explorer.
Inspired by the pioneers of exploration photography, Sardar-Afkhami devotes his cameras to telling the story of endangered cultures who maintain a spiritual dialogue with the natural world. Spanning over a decade and across the world, Sardar-Afkhami has directed and produced several prize-winning feature documentaries and industrial films for corporate clients. His editorials have been featured in prestigious publications such as National Geographic, Geo, Le Figaro Magazine and Paris Match.
Hamid Sardar’s breathtaking documentary Taïga provides an intimate glimpse into the world of Mongolian sheep herders, who must battle the twin predations of wolves and mining interests in the delicate ecosystem of the Mongolian steppe. The film will have its US premiere at the Rubin on Saturday, November 21, and Sunday, November 22.
Taïga was the winner of a FIPA d’Or, the Jury Prize at the Festival d’Etonnant Voyageurs in Paris; the Grand Prize from the Union de Radio & Television International (URTI) for best documentary at the Monte Carlo Golden Nymph Awards; and an ‘Etoile’ de la SCAM as one of the thirty most influential films of 2014.