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Selves and Others: A Portrait of Edward Said

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Edward Said was a political activist, college professor, and literary critic who was born to Palestinian parents in Jerusalem, grew up in Egypt where he was raised as a Christian, and spent most of his adult life in New York City. Speaking of his background, Said once told a journalist, "My sense of exile has been lifelong -- it's a question of articulating it," and he speaks at length of his life, his work, and his philosophies in this documentary, structured around a series of interviews that were...more

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