Into the European Mirror| 56mins
Director: Julian Samuel | Producer: Julian Samuel
Focus Years: 1994 | Country: Canada
A documentary on political and imaginary frontiers...the expulsions and resistance in Spain in 1492 and in Palestine in 1993. Questions of historical European nationalism are set in the Alhambra, the last Muslim fortress in Europe... The fall of the caliphate of Granada coincides with Columbus's crossing. Interviews with Homi Bhabha ("Nation and Narration"), Chris Giannou ("A Doctor's Story of Life and Death in Beirut"), Thierry Hentsch ("Imagining the Middle East"), and Rana Kabbani ("Letter to Christendom").