Exception and the Rule, The

by Butler, Brad, Mirza, Karen



Mirza/Butler’s The Exception and the Rule, filmed in Pakistan and India, is a complex bricolage of formal experiments, overlapping narratives, fictional collaborators and performative quotations that explore Bertolt Brecht’s concept of Lehrstücke so as to ask the simple but urgent question, ‘what is it to make a political film?’. The Exception and the Rule supplements Mirza/Butler's ongoing agitprop project The Museum of Non Participation, which provides a place for workshops, community publishing, street interventions, language classes and public seminars through its various manifestations in Karachi and London.


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