3 videotape releases (fwd)

Hussein N Kadhim (hnkadhim@indiana.edu)
Fri, 25 Jul 1997 14:25:01 -0500 (EST)

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Date: Fri, 25 Jul 1997
From: JSalloum@aol.com
To: arabic-info@indiana.edu
Subject: 3 videotape releases

Here are short decriptions of 3 videotapes that you may be interested in,
many universities, libraries and museums have purchased or rented them. For a
limited time only there is a package deal on these titles, for rental and
sale info please contact the distributor David Kalal, Third World Newsreel at

For any other info, longer descriptions, sales or screening lists you can
contact me. Thanks.
Jayce Salloum (jsalloum@aol.com)


Up to the South (Talaeen a Junuub)
Jayce Salloum + Walid Ra'ad, 60 minutes, 1993, Lebanon/USA/Canada
(English or French Subtitled versions available)

An oblique, albeit powerful documentary which examines the current
conditions, politics and economics of South Lebanon. The tape focuses on the
social, intellectual and popular resistance to the Israeli occupation, as
well as conceptions of 'the land' and culture, and the imperiled identities
of the Lebanese people. Simultaneously the tape self-consciously engages in
a parallel critique of the documentary genre and its traditions.

This is not Beirut /There was and there was not
Jayce Salloum, 49 minutes, 1994,

This Is Not Beirut is a personal essay on the popular misrepresentations of
Lebanon and Beirut which documents the filmmaker's own experiences while
working in Lebanon. Aware of its own conceptual baggage, the tape situates
itself between genres in order to better expose commonplace assumptions. The
examination is thus liberated to realize the actual complexities of the
identities of artist and subject. The result is a critical engagement of the
disparities and disjunctions arising on site.

Introduction to the End of an Argument
/Speaking for oneself... Speaking for others....
Jayce Salloum + Elia Suleiman, 45 minutes, 1990, stereo

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.