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Edward Said in Conversation, 1986

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Directed by | ICA

Genre documentary  |  Length: 80mins  |  Year of production: 1986

Full Title: Edward Said in Conversation with Salman Rushdie 1986

A treasure from London�s Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) archives, this video documents the late Edward Said�s 1986 talk at the ICA, chaired by Salman Rushdie. Poised historically between the horrors of the 1982 Lebanon war and the imminent outbreak of the Palestinian Intifada (1987), the talk sees Said in wonderful form as he recalls anecdotes:serious, light hearted, political, and personal and reads passages from his thennew book, After The Last Sky: Palestinian Lives. Sadly no longer available for purchase and preserved only as a VHS recording (digitised especially for this event), this is a rare glimpse of Said at his erudite and quickwitted best.