Film Inspired By Iconic Feminist Performance Piece Takes On Media's Misrepresentation Of Muslims

April 7, 2015 1:41 PM

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A new short film takes the media to task for its chronic misrepresentation of Islam, while also paying homage to one of the most iconic feminist performance pieces of the 20th century.

“Semiotics of Islam” is a new seven-minute film by Muslim-American filmmaker Fouzia Najar, who found inspiration for the piece in Martha Rosler's 1975 film, “Semiotics of the Kitchen.” Following the style of Rosler’s work, “Semiotics of Islam” uses the letters of the alphabet to take viewers through...

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