Introduction to the End of an Argument: Speaking for Oneself... / Speaking for Others

Elia Suleiman, Jayce Salloum. 1990. United States of America, Palestine. vo Arabic, English. s Spanish. 41’

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This highly kinetic tableaux of uprooted sights and sounds works most earnestly to expose the racial biases concealed in familiar images. Relying on valuable snippets from feature films such as Exodus, Lawrence of Arabia, Black Sunday, Little Drummer Girls, and network news shows, the filmmakers have constructed an oddly wry narrative, mimicking the history of Mid East politics.

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