Edward Said: The Last Interview
DIRECTOR: MIKE DIBB
Screening introduced by Mariam Said.
Perhaps the most high-profile proponent of the Palestinian cause and author of the groundbreaking study Orientalism, Columbia University professor Edward Said was a giant, fighting on even when diagnosed with incurable leukemia in 1991, which eventually prevented him from giving interviews. Less than a year before his death, however, he made an exception, and the result is this articulate, impassioned testament, the public last stand of a brilliant, unbowed intellectual warrior.
Screening in the series Icarus Films at 40.