film screening
Edward Said: The Last Interview, 2005
Directed by Mike Deeb

Currently on display as part of In Solidarity with Palestine exhibition

Edward Said was born in Jerusalem in 1935. Internationally acclaimed for his books on literature, on the intersection of politics and culture, and on orientalism, Said was the most prominent spokesman for the Palestinian cause outside of the Middle East in addition to being an accomplished musician.

Diagnosed with incurable leukemia in 1991, towards the end of his life Said simply stopped giving interviews. But in November 2002 he made a final exception, and over the course of three days spoke with unparalleled intimacy about his illness, his work, his own life and education, and his enduring preoccupations. This film is a complete record of those conversations.

Edward Said died on September 24, 2003.

The film is screened in English.