Skip to main content
Lux OnlineHomeThemesArtistsWorkEducationEducationToursHelpSearch
Luxonline
Detail
Name

Sheherazade

David Lamelas
1980
24 mins Colour Sound Video
Co-directed by Hildegarde Duane.

Sheherazade

David Lamelas plays 'the sheik' in an interview with interviewer Barbara Rothschild (Hildegarde Duane) at his luxurious house in Beverley Hills, LA. The video humorously explores American perceptions of Arab culture through Lamelas' portrayal of an archetypal wealthy Middle Eastern Sheik, questioned by an initially hostile (Jewish) interviewer, who eventually falls for his charm. The title Scheherazade refers not to his favourite wife, as Barbara Rothschild first believes, but to the camel who saved his life in the desert. The film ends with a romantic finale in the Sheik's swimming pool.

Cast; Stuart Bender. Hildegarde Duane
Script: Hildegarde Duane, David Lamelas
Camera: Paul Morrissey

Go to top of                             page
HomeThemesArtistsWorkEducationEducationToursHelpSearch