Prior to our screening of Garrel's modern retelling of the Christ story, film scholar Sally Shafto discusses the Zanzibar group and examines the different filming locations in Brittany and Morocco.
Sally Shafto is a widely published interdisciplinary film scholar whose specialties include the French Wave, international art cinema, and Maghribi and African cinema. After defending her dissertation (Ut picture cinema: The Strange Adventure of Jean-Luc Godard) at the University of Iowa, she held a post-doctorate at Princeton University. In Paris, where she lived for a decade, she taught in a film school, translated for Cahiers du cinéma, and collaborated with the Centre Pompidou. Between 2010 and 2015, she taught film studies at a newly established university in Ouarzazate, Morocco. While in Morocco, she actively covered developments in that country’s national cinema for the online film journals Framework and Senses of Cinema. She wrote the monograph The Zanzibar Films and the Dandies of May 1968 (07), and translated and edited Writings: Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet (16). She currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.