SELVES AND OTHERS: A PORTRAIT OF EDWARD SAID – Special Screening
Friday, September 22
Directed by Emmanuel Hamon
Co-presented by the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research (BISR)
Introduced by Mariam Said
Followed by a post-screening panel discussion with critics Tareq Baconi & Moustafa Bayoumi and Suzanne Schneider of BISR
NOTE: This screening is SOLD OUT.
A standby line will form at the box office 30 minutes prior to showtime.
In 2002, a French film crew spent several weeks with Edward Said and his family. The result is SELVES AND OTHERS, an intimate documentary that offers a glimpse at Said's thought and daily life—and the interconnections between the two. The film tracks Said's journey from Palestine to the United States, where, ensconced in the Columbia University literature department, he challenged our understanding of the nexus of culture and imperialism. Filmed just one year before his death at the age of 67, SELVES AND OTHERS captures Said's late ruminations on the themes that defined his work: post-colonial thought, identity, colonialism, exile, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Twenty years after Said's death, these themes, and Said's work, remain as relevant and provocative as ever.
2003 54 MIN. IN ENGLISH