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Meshrep (Pt. 2): Filming Meshreps with Tahir Hamut

Updated: Nov 6, 2023

This is the second of a 3-part seminar series by our guest, Mukaddas Mijit, on Meshrep and its role in Uyghur cultural identity formation. In this talk, Mukaddas invites Tahir Hamut, a well known poet and filmmaker, to speak about his experiences filming Meshreps.

This talk is in Uyghur.

Speaker bios:

Mukaddas Mijit is an ethnomusicologist, filmmaker, dancer and music manager with a PhD and research background in ethnomusicology, focusing on Uyghur dance and music. Read more about her on her website.

Tahir Hamut was born in 1969 in a small town near Kashgar, in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. His first poem was published in 1986, and in the last three decades he has become one of the foremost modernist poets writing in Uyghur. Since the late nineties he has worked as a film director and has founded his own production company, Izgil, which specializes in documentaries, advertisements and music videos. His work has previously appeared in English translation in Words Without Borders, Crazyhorse, Asymptote, Gulf Coast, Berkeley Poetry Review and elsewhere.

Uyghur Meshrep Project

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