At the Edge of the Bazaar

January 8, 2023 (Sunday) / 2:00 pm

Virtual film screening

At the Edge of the Bazaar

Dir. Dilmurat Tohti and Abdukadir Upur, 2014, 28 min

As their Uyghur culture is increasingly repressed, student filmmakers Dilmurat Tohti and Abdukadir Upur share a glimpse of rural craftsmen who use centuries-old techniques to transform raw materials like reeds and wood into fine merchandise sold at the local weekly market.

Film presented with new subtitles by Darren Byler and Qanat Wolf.


Followed by remarks presented remotely by Darren Byler, Assistant Professor of International Studies, Simon Fraser University.


Presented by Penn Museum and cosponsored by Philadelphia Folklore Project and Penn's Asian American Studies Program; Cinema and Media Studies; and Wolf Humanities Center.