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Farah Abdessamad

Farah Abdessamad is a critic and essayist living in New York City. She writes about literature, philosophy, history, and art.

Khadar Ayderus Ahmed’s The Gravedigger’s Wife

Beyond ethnic and racial representation on screens, failure to acknowledge critically appraised films raises the issues of dominant narratives in creative industries. Overlooking The Gravedigger’s Wife is yet another missed opportunity for the Oscars, which could have made history by offering a stage to new, crucial voices.

Ibrahim Mursal’s The Art of Sin

The documentary The Art of Sin depicts an openly gay Sudanese man’s return home and navigates the personal and cultural ramifications of his sexual identity.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2022

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