Mary Jirmanus Saba

Mary Jirmanus Saba is a geographer and artist who works across film, text,  performance and political organizing to explore questions of labor, care and social movement in the Arab world and internationally.

Mary is a member of the artist coop, ta3waniya / cooperative, a founder of the mutual aid Franz Fanon Cultural Fund and a UC Presidential Postdoc in Film and Media at UC Santa Cruz. Her feature film debut A Feeling Greater Than Love won the FIPRESCI Critics Prize at the 2017 Berlinale Forum.  From 2006-2008, she coproduced the weekly broadcast television program Via Comunidad with Collective Vientos Del Sur in Ibarra, Ecuador.

Mary’s work has been supported by the US National Science Foundation,  the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, Fonds Internacional de la Francophonie, the Annenberg Innovation Lab at USC, the Harvard Film Studies Center among others.

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