Hashim talks about what he is currently working on and his passion for acting and filming. Starting from a young age in Sudan watching American films brought his love for Middle East and North Africa together. In Middle School and High School his love for cinema came through his initial start with acting. After facing challenges in breaking in to a career in acting he moved in to Directing where he was able to explore his love for exploring stories in depth.
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In this feature length interview Hashim Hassan, a Film Director from California, discusses his latest film project ‘Handful of Dates’. He discusses his early career as an actor and how he moved in to Directing. He discusses his passion in relating stories in an authentic and true way. Hashim shares with us his path of discovery, how he overcame his fear and shares valuable tips and thoughts on how everyone can find their path. Hashim speaks passionately about his love for art and the human condition and relates his advice to young film enthusiasts wishing to embark on a journey in to acting and filming.
You can find out more about his film ‘Handful of Dates’ here: http://www.ahandfulofdatesfilm.com/ and watch the trailer here:
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Hashim Hassan is a Film Director hailing from Los Angeles. Hashim will be sharing his journey towards directing his latest film ‘A Handful of Dates’, a short story from Sudanese author Tayeb Salih (1929 – 2009), known for his groundbreaking post-colonial novel, Season of Migration to the North. Join us live on Saturday 21 March 2015 at 7pm GMT! Sign up by clicking on the image below!
Hashim received his BA in Middle East Studies from UC Santa Barbara and his MFA in Directing from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. Since graduating from film school, he’s been working as an editor for a Video Marketing Company based in San Diego while pursuing passion projects on the side. His latest endeavour has been in development for a year and his currently set to shoot this September in Northern Sudan. The short film, A Handful of Dates, is based on an Arabic Language short story of the same name from Sudanese author Tayeb Salih, known for his internationally acclaimed novel, Season of Migration to the North. Hashim is also producing a short documentary highlighting the effects the California drought is having on farmers in the San Joaquin Valley. Visit the website at www.ahandfulofdatesfilm.com
‘A Film about Love, Loss and Compassion.’
Film Synopsis: A Handful of Dates is an Arabic language short story from Sudanese author Tayeb Salih (1929 – 2009), known for his groundbreaking post-colonial novel, Season of Migration to the North. In this early short story, a nostalgic memory of childhood obscures the reality of a longstanding conflict over a debt of land between a young boy’s prominent grandfather and his helpless village rival, leading to an existential crisis that threatens to shatter the boy’s entire world.