Palestinian-American poet, author, actress and political activist Suheir Hammad is featured in Inside the Culture of Resistance: A Conversation with Suheir Hammad and reg e. gaines, a new documentary directed by Jen Marlowe and Connie Julian. The film features one of Hammad’s affecting public presentations of her work at the New School’s Tishman Auditorium in New York City.
Presenting some of her most compelling early work—including pieces written in response to 9/11, the invasion of Iraq, the 1999 police murder of Amadou Diallo and the death of Rachel Corrie—Suheir Hammad’s performance is intercut with a discussion about her work with fellow performer reg e. gaines.
Born to Palestinian refugee parents in Amman, Jordan, Suheir Hammad's family immigrated to Brooklyn when she was just five years old. Suheir has traveled the world with her poetry, reading in Ivy League universities and on the street corners of Brooklyn—with her work appearing both in award-winning anthologies and in zines stapled together by queer youth collectives.
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