“I HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY”: Advocating for Human Rights through art making
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Laurie Anderson and Mohammed el Gharani, who was detained at Guántanamo Bay from 2002 to 2009, participated in a conversation exploring human rights and incarceration moderated by activist and film producer Kweku Mandela. The pair collaborated on the monumental video installation Habeas Corpus (2015), in which El Gharani, projected on a 14-foot sculpture modeled after the Lincoln Memorial, shares his recollections of Guantánamo and reflections on unlawful imprisonment.
This program is co-presented by the Anacostia Community Museum, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, National Museum of African American History and Culture, and National Museum of African Art.