Khalid Shamis

Fellow: Artist in Residence

Half Libyan, half South African, former Londoner, I direct and edit documentaries, although at vastly different paces. My own films have taken up to 7 years to finish whereas I construct and complete numerous films a year as an editor. This becomes a strange place of directing directors, guiding first time filmmakers, imbibing worlds alien to mine, containing and creating another’s vision, manifesting the dreams of the subjects in the films and being taken by the voice of the material itself.

The CHR in the time of a global pandemic

In line with protocols introduced by government towards the prevention and containment of the COVID-19 virus, the CHR suspended its public events, seminars, and general fellowship program until further notice.  We wish CHR fellows, students, artists, colleagues and friends, as well as our partners and funders in South Africa and across the world much strength and compassion in these difficult times.


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