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2019 SPE Annual Conference: The Myths of Photography and the American Dream / Major support by The Joy Family Legacy Foundation

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"Afghan/American: Family Politics in the Afghan Diaspora"

Saturday, March 06 - 1:50PM to 2:10PM
Salon A

Samizay's video art investigates the intersection of her Afghan
heritage and American upbringing. Memories are reinterpreted
and performed to express the complex, layered world of an
immigrant Afghan family, touching on both the personal and
sociopolitical. This presentation will outline the way she uses
video to negotiate the space between "Afghan" and "American"
and to express herself independent of cultural definitions and

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