Video

Mubarakah "Blessed"

Cherie Moses

1994, 24:16 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 208.03

Mubarakah is the feminine Arabic adjective for "blessed". Presented through a series of narrations in English, Arabic and French, this new video is a fictional portrait of an un-named woman.

The central idea of the video is the displacement and disorientation of this Arabic/American/Canadian woman. The emotional state presented is paralleled and interwoven with her analysis of her own situation. The underlying discourses of emotion and intellect locate her in continuously changing positions.

The piece concerns itself with transitional phases and problematic identity. The narrative does not read in a forthright way, as a documentary, but rather a story is intimated and woven in a more indirect manner.

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