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The Dreams and Dystopias exhibition in the Zamana Space at Ismaili Centre, London, offers an insight into East Africa’s diverse geography and colonial legacy.

Dreams and Distopias: East Africa at the Crossroads is the fourth exhibition to be held in the Zamana Space at the Ismaili Centre, London since its reopening earlier this year. The visual exhibit navigates the East African coastline through the lens of international artist Guillaume Bonn, to reveal a region perennially poised at a crossroads between two worlds.

The ensemble weaved together a selection of well-known qawwali, original compositions, poems, and stories from a variety of cultural traditions.

The songs and stories of the Middle East and South Asia are infused with sensations, fragrances, tastes, and colours; the depth of which were conveyed by Harvard Professor Ali Asani, and Pakistani singer and author Ali Sethi, in a unique format at the Ismaili Centre London.

Film Title: I

Artist: Ali Shan

Country: USA

Genre: Other

Time Category: Under 15 minutes

Film Title: Alykhan's Plan

Artist: Alykhan Mithani

Country: Australia

Genre: Other

Time Category: Under 5 minutes

Film Title: To Be Found or Be Lost

Artist: Faheem Shamsi, Navid Sumar, and Eijaaz Charania

Country: Australia

Genre: Other

Time Category: Under 5 minutes

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