Within the framework of the 80th anniversary of the birth of the celebrated intellectual and musician, the Foundation Barenboim-Said organizes in the city of Granada, at the Euro-Arab Foundation center, the screening of the documentary Selves and Others: A Portrait of Edward Said.
The screening will be followed by a talk and debate with Mariam Said, his widow, and with Bernardino León, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in Libya.
Selves and Others: A Portrait of Edward Said
Documentary directed by Emmanuel Hamon and produced by Salem Brahimi. 'Selves and Others', with a length of 54 minutes, is a production filmed right after the dead of the Palestinian intellectual, offering a comprehensive view of his last reflections.
Edward Said was a political activist, university professor, literary critic and pianist. He was born to a Palestinian Christian family in Jerusalem. He grew up in Egypt, moving then to New York, where he spent most of his adult life. His facet as a political activist was mainly focused on the advocacy of the cause of the Palestinian people and the call for an scenario that puts the Arab-Israeli conflict into an end.
'Selves and Others' collects the testimony of the author about his childhood and his ideas against extreme nationalism, as well as the consequences of the so-called clash of identities between the East and the West. He represents this conception with the city of New York, in the sense that it combines tradition with a constantly changing reality.
-- Photography taken during the awarding of the prize Príncipe de Asturias a la Concordia 2002 to Daniel Barenboim y Edward Said.
The Foundation Barenboim-Said was created by the Regional Government of Andalusia in 2004, seeking to promote the values of peace and common understanding through the music. This Foundation undertakes different projects such as the Orchestra West-Eastern Divan, the Academy of Orchestral Studies, the Musical Education Project in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, as well as a project of Musical Education for Children in Andalusia.