Speaking For Oneself... Speaking For Others... Muqaddimah Li-Nihayat Jidal (Introduction To The End Of An Argument)
Jayce Salloum and Elia Suleiman
1990, 45:00 minutes, colour, English
With a combination of Hollywood, European and Israeli film, documentary, news coverage and excerpts of "live" footage shot in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Introduction To The End Of An Argument critiques representation of the Middle East, Arab culture and the Palestinian people produced by the West.
The tape mimicks the dominant media's forms of representation, subverting its methodology and construction. A process of displacement and deconstruction is enacted attempting to arrest the imagery and ideology, decolonizing and recontextualizing it to provide a space for a marginalized voice consistently denied expression in the media.
A partir de séquences de films hollywoodiens, européens et israéliens et d'extraits de journaux télévisés américains sur le Moyen-Orient, ce vidéo fait l'inventaire des stéréotypes véhiculés par les médias occidentaux concernant le monde arabe.
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