Into The European Mirror

1994, 56:00 minutes, colour/B&W, English/French


A Documentary on political and imaginary frontiers... the expulsions and resistance in Spain 1492, and in Palestine 1993; questions of historical euro-nationalism are set in the Alhambra - last Moslem fortress in Europe... the fall of the Caliphate of Grenada coincides with Columbus' crossing.
Interviews with Homi Bhabha ("Nation and Narration"); Chris Giannou ("A Doctor's Story of Life and Death in Beirut"); Thierry Hentsch ("Imagining The Middle East"); and Rana Kabbani ("Letter to Christendom").

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Critical Writing

Julian Samuel takes tottering system to the edge
by Cameron Bailey. Now, June 16, 1994, v. 13, no. 42.
Samuel looks through European mirror
by Chris Sheridan. McGill Daily, Feb. 17, 1994.