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Update on Pakistan after the Flood; Iraqi film “Son of Babylon”

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

This week on Voices of the Middle East & North Africa, we have a conversation with Kamran Ali, an associate professor of anthropology and acting director of the South Asia Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. Ali talks about the political landscape in Pakistan in the midst of a flood that’s left thousands dead and over one and half million people homeless.

Son of Babylon

Later in the program, we’ll bring you the first of two part conversation with Iraqi film maker Mohamed Al-Daradji about his award winning feature film Ibne Babel, or Son of Babylon, a story about a grandmother and grandson in occupied Iraq. Al-Daradji speaks with us about the state of the film industry in Iraq. And how he’s received numerous death threats – and has even been kidnapped – because of the movies he’s produced.

This Week on VOMENA: Iran’s Worsening Situation

This week on VOMENA continue our conversation about the worsening situation in Iran. Thousands of people have been jailed in Iran, at least 40 of which are journalists. Later on in the program, we discuss the issue of post-911 climate of fear that has been imposed by the government. Finally we speak to the director Rachel Jones about her new film Ashkenaz, which takes a look at the thorny of issue of racism in Israel.

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa – July 8, 2009 at 7:00pm

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Related sites: www.rsf.org (journalists arrested in Iran)

http://sfjff.org/festival_2008/director/71/ (Rachel Jones’ “Askenaz”)

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