The Resource Samira

Samira

Label
Samira
Title
Samira
Contributor
Distributor
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A two-screen art-science installation presenting an ethnographic account of the life history of Karim, an Algerian migrant man selling sex as a travesti at night in Marseille. Karim left Algeria as a young man as his breasts started developing as a result of taking hormones. He was granted asylum in France as a transgender woman, Samira. Twenty years later, as his father is dying and he is about to become the head of the family Samira surgically removes her breasts and marries a woman in order to get a new passport allowing him to return to Algeria to assume his new role.. .Samira (2013) and its sister film-installation Travel (2016) are part of the Emborders art-science project questioning the effectiveness and scope of humanitarian initiatives targeting migrant sex workers and sexual minority asylum seekers
Cataloging source
VDU
Language note
In English
Label
Samira
Publication
Distribution
Note
Film
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
c
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1310319
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (27 minutes)
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36118254
System control number
kanopy310320

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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