and other works
an earth so much like our own that it has our same creatures. magnificent fish that rainbow the oceans, huge whales that sing sonar to babies, and nurse their young floating at sea
PALESTINIAN WILDLIFE SERIES
expanded cinema performance
arabic & english subtitles
Palestinian Wildlife Series appropriates footage
from a nature program on African Wildlife
- shot from a television set in Palestine -
to reflect on parallel issues of mediation, displacement
and extinction in relation to its subjects.
Part one of the Third World Ecology Trilogy,
which reflects on colonial devastation across animal, plant and human life.
THE PAN AFRICAN ASIAN WOMEN’S ORGANIZATION
CAIRO TO CONAKRY, 1960 - 1965
slide projector + video
Combining family archives with ecological records,
The Pan-African Asian Women’s Organization,
Cairo - Conakry 1960 - 1965 reflects on a women’s rights
organization, of the same name, co-counded by the artists’
maternal grandmother Aida Hamdi,
with headquarters in Egypt and Guinea
at a time of widespread movements
for independence in Africa and Asia.
In this moving image, part of a scene entitled “Families of
Assassinated Leaders”, we see a sampling of the minerals and
animal life extracted by Belgians in the Congo between
1898 and 1961 (including that Uranium sold to the U.S.’s
Manhattan project, to make the world’s first atomic bomb).
THE PAN AFRICAN ASIAN WOMEN’S ORGANIZATION,
CAIRO TO CONAKRY, 1960 - 1965 (continued)
A meeting of the Pan African Asian Women’s Organization,
Egyptian delegation, Cairo 1961.
The group is honoring Algerian ALN members
Djamilla Bouhired and Zohra Drif
seated, middle and right, with flowers.
The artist’s grandmother stands directly
behind Drif and Bouhired, smiling, in black.
Guinean and Egyptian delegates at an
International Women’s Congress, 1960.
single channel video
Highlighting subtle and sensual movements of water and sea plants in the Egyptian Sinai,
this short essay film reflects on life in a twin dimension of earth
where the tragedies to our planet and its indigenous beings never occurred.