Video, 2019 5 min, 26 sec.
Speech written and performed by Nadia Murad Basee Taha at the UN General Assembly, December 16, 2015.
❝During meetings held at the United Nations, speeches in foreign languages are heard by attendees through simultaneous interpretation
—a process which attempts to translate what is being said quickly and spontaneously, without breaks. The core identity of the speaker’s performance is replaced with the mechanical voice of an interpreter, obscuring the correlation between words and emotions.
2016-Present: Bachelor in Film Studies (Honours Program) Concordia University.
Grants & Exhibitions
2019 Moumtalakat – Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, Montreal
2019 Papyrophobia – Part of Lux Magna Festival, Montreal curated by Sundus Abdul Hadi
2019 Sites of Embodied Silence – VAV Gallery, Montreal
2018 Papyrophobia – Part of Femmes Cachées exhibited at Artgang Gallery, Montreal.
2018 Seed the Bomb – at the Canadian Pavillion of Expo 67 – a project by The Alternative Denmark and the Concordia Faculty of Fine Arts.
2017 Fine Arts Students Alliance Special Project Grant for Papyrophobia
Panels & Conferences
2020 Panelist – Militantisme et cinéma: Regards de cinéastes Libanais durant la révolution, Rencontres Internationale du Documentaire de Montréal; Cinema Politica; DocQuebec
2020 Panelist – Liban: La révolution continue; Université Quebec à Montreal
2019 Panelist – Role des artistes femmes Arabes dans la scène artistique à Montréal, Festival du Monde Arabe
2020 Film Programmer at Cinema Politica
2020 Administrative and Communication Assistant at Peripheral Hours, Montreal (DIY Art Space in Chabanel).
2020 Board Member and Curators Jury Member for Art Matters Festival 2020
2019 – 2020 Research assistant (Archives) to Philip Fils Aimé – Memoire on the Black Liberation movement in Montreal
2019 Intern in Cultural Mediation at Dazibao Gallery, Montreal
2019 Visions Head Programmer – Section dedicated to LGBTQPOC films showcased at the 46th Concordia Film Festival
2018 – 2019 Curator at Art Matters Festival – 2019 Edition
2019 Student Jury at Festival Longue Vue Sur le Court 5th Edition
2018 Researcher – Database on Public Art in Lebanon created by T.A.P Temporary Art Platform
2018 Administrative and Studio Assistant – Workshops and Performance created by Ali El Darsa– Exhibited at Ashkal Alwan: The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts.
2017 Intern Videographer – Cinema Politica.
2016 Outreach Coordinator – Conflict resolution project initiated by MARCH NGO, Beirut