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Guide to the Safaa Fathy Video Recordings of Jacques Derrida Lectures MS.C.014
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Description
This collection comprises video recordings made by Safaa Fathy to document selected public lectures and other activities of the French philosopher and critical theorist Jacques Derrida between 2000 and 2004. Events include public lectures, panel discussions, conferences, and ceremonies. Some events contain recordings of additional participants, including theorists such as Jürgen Habermas, Hélène Cixous, and Axel Honneth.
Background
Safaa Fathy, filmmaker, dramatist, and poet, was born in 1958 in Minia, Egypt. She studied at the Sorbonne and received a doctorate in theater. She has directed or co-directed six films, both fictional and documentary, including Hidden Faces (1991), Doisneau (1993), Ghazeia, danseuses d'égypte (1993), Maxime Rodinson: l'Athée des dieux (1996), Le Silence (1997), and D'ailleurs, Derrida (1999). She was a student of Jacques Derrida, and the documentary D'ailleurs, Derrida resulted in a collaboration between Fathy and Derrida on the book Tourner les mots: Au bord d'un film (Galilée- Arte éditions, 2000). She has also published a collection of poems titled ...Où ne pas naître (Paris-Méditerranée, 2003). Much of Fathy's poetry, written originally in Arabic, has been translated into both French and English.
Extent
9.5 Linear feet (26 boxes and 1 oversized folder)
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Access to duplicating masters of video recordings is restricted; viewing copies must be used instead. If a viewing copy is not available, one must be created before use.