The Raft of the Medusa; 1993; 99 minutes
The Raft of the Medusa; Five voices on colonies, nations and histories,
99 minutes, (1993) – A documentary on the Orient in intellectual history. Contemporary and historical views are analyzed by Amin Maalouf, (Léon L’African); Thierry Hentsch, (Imagining the Middle East); Sara Suleri, (The Rhetoric of English India); Nourbese Philip, (Looking for Livingstone, Frontiers) and Ackbar Abbas, commentator on Walter Benjamin and Hong Kong cinema. Extended interviews address issues of emergent nationalism; (British India and its partition in 1947); the unique case of Hong Kong as it faces integration with mainland China; Occidental modernism and Islamic fundamentalism.
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