Tonight, on Voices of the Middle East and North Africa, We will feature the documentary Goal Dreams, by Maya Sanbar and Jeffrey Saunders about the Palestinian national soccer team.
Trailer Goal Game :
Also, sports under occupation, a lecture by Dave Zirin will be aired.
what if Kobe Bryant were a imprisonned Palestinian soccer player? The nation, by Dave Zirin.
On Sept 26th 2003, Palestinian Intellectual Edward Said passed away after a long battle with leukemia. We remember Professor Said by featuring an interview he did about his seminal work, Orientalism.
Anthony Alessandrini, Jadalyyia EZine: Today marks the eighth anniversary of the passing of Edward Said. It is an anniversary that continues to fill me with a deep sense of melancholy, one shared, I know, by so many admirers of his work and his example ( read the the whole article)
Later in the program, we speak with Golden Thread Productions’ Founding Artistic Director Torange Yeghiazarian and International artist Hafiz Karmali about the play, NIGHT OVER ERZINGA.
NIGHT OVER ERZINGA, written by award winning playwright, Adriana Sevahn Nichols,tells the moving story of an immigrant family of Armenian and Dominican heritage, exploring how a man can lose everything but his heart, and how a grandmother can reach through time, to unearth the untold story, and bring her children “home.” Spanning two continents and three generations, from Western Armenia of 1913, to 1930′s Massachusetts, to 1960′s New York, ancestors are reunited with the living, as they each search for solace, and a way to make peace with the past.
NIGHT OVER ERZINGA is currently on stage at the South Side Theatre, Fort Mason Center, and San Francisco. For more information visit Golden Thread Theatre online.
This week on Voices of the Middle East and North Africa, we talk about democracy in the MENA region; from Tunisia to Egypt, Syria to Iran, to Yemen and Bahrain and Libya. Does this concept extend to Israel and Palestine? Can democracy be reconciled with colonialism or is that a contradiction in terms? We speak with prominent Israeli scholar Dr. Ilan Pappe who in his latest book “Out of The Frame” examines this question in depth. He recounts his political evolution from staunch Zionist as a youngster to liberated humanist as an adult. Ilan Pappe is a long time activist and is a professor of history at the University of Exeter. He is the Co-Director of the Exeter Center for Ethno-Political Studies and director of the European Center for Palestine Studies Center. He is the author of the best selling “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine“, “A History of Modern Palestine“, and “The Israel Palestine Question.”
Music featured on this week’s show: Anouar Brahem
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
This week UC Berkeley history professor Beshara Doumani will have a discussion with Professor Issam Nassar of Illinois State University and co-editor of the book, I Would Have Smiled: Photographing the Palestinian Refugee Experience. A collection of essays from a variety of individuals discussing how images taken by Myrtle Winter-Chaumeny, a staff writer for UNHCR.
Wednesday, April 6, 2010
This week we remember Juliano Mer Khamis, leading Palestinian rights activist, actor, filmmaker and Artistic Director of Freedom Theater in the Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West bank. He was shot by unknown assailants in Jenin on Monday, April 4, as he was leaving the theatre.
We bring you a conversation that U.C. Berkeley History Professor Beshara Doumani had with Juliano Mer Khamis about his award-winning documentary Arna’s Children. Also, Malihe Razazan talks to Nabeel Al Raee, Director of the Freedom Theatre in Jenin, where he worked closely with Juliano Mer Khamis for many years.
Later in the program, Khalil Bendib speaks with Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri who are among more than 1,000 artists calling for a boycott of the $800 million Guggenheim Museum being built in Abu Dhabi over the rights of migrant workers at the constructions site.
More more info on the boycott visit The Art Newspaper.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
This week we bring back some of our favorite programming. We speak with Eyal Weizman about her his book, “Hollow Land: Israel’s Architecture of Occupation.”
We also speak with a Iranian-American author Firoozeh Dumas, about her latest book, “Laughing Without An Accent: Adventures of Global Citizen.”
Wednesday, December 15th, 2010
This week we hear a talk by an Israeli historian talks about his book “Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on Israel’s War Against Palestinians.”
Wednesday, September 8th, 2010
On this week’s program, we’ll have a conversation with political scientist Gamze Yasar about the upcoming referendum on Turkey’s constitution on Sept 12th, the 30th anniversary of 1980’s military Coup d’etat in Turkey.
Then, later in the program, we’ll speak with filmmaker and co-founder of international solidarity movement Adam Shapiro abou the upcoming U.S. boat to Gaza that will take place some time this fall.