Opening Night: Khabour In A Thousand Words, Sargon Saadi Photography Exhibition

Aug. 19

Join us on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at for the opening night of Sargon Saadi’s Photography Exhibition entitled “Khabour In A Thousand Words.”

Born in 1988 in Syria, Sargon Saadi is a freelance cinematographer based in Los Angeles. His passion for filmmaking brought him to the United States in 2006, as there was no film school in Syria at the time. He studied cinematography at Columbia College in Chicago and graduated in 2011.

Sargon has worked on numerous projects ranging from independent films and documentaries to mainstream productions, including working in the lighting department in NBC’s Chicago Fire, Nightmare Cinema, and others.

After the turmoil in the Middle East, he shifted his attention to documentaries where he made several in Turkey, Iraq and his native Syria, committed to raising awareness about the persecution of ethnic and religious minorities. His latest film “Silence After The Storm” got distribution on Amazon Prime.

Sargon received several awards for his films including “Best Director” award for his work on “Silence After The Storm” at the Fine Arts Film Festival Venice, which was also nominated for “Best Short Documentary” at the International Film Fest Madrid, Spain.

His previous film, “The Last Plight”, is an award-winning documentary that was screened before the United Nations and the European Parliament, and lately received “Best Short Documentary” award at the NewFilmmakers LA Film Festival.

Reception in Nineveh Hall at 4 pm, Studio Gallery Doors Open at 5 pm.

Admission is free. Drinks and hors d’oeurves will be served.

Studio Gallery @ AUAF
4343 W. Touhy Avenue
Lincolnwood, IL 60712

Exhibition: August 2018-November 2018