Thursday, March 13 - 7 pm Anchored by Barbara Bogaev
In the three years since the start of the Arab Spring, women have seen little or no improvement when it comes to fundamental rights. Many have actually seen rights taken away, as secular dictators give way to strict fundamentalists. On this episode of America Abroad we will visit Egypt where under the newly adopted constitution, women are supposed to have equality in “all civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights.
Cincinnati filmmaker Melissa Godoy and Cincinnati World Cinema’s Tim Swallow are in the studio with our film expert, Larry Thomas, to talk about the premiere of her short documentary, The Art Carvers of Music Hall, which will take place during the Cincinnati World Cinema’s annual presentation of this year’s Oscar-nominated short docs on Saturday, February 22 at The Carnegie.
Thursday, February 13 at 7 pm Anchored by Madeleine Brand
Entrepreneur is a hallowed word in the American lexicon. But what's interesting is that the rate at which individual entrepreneurs are starting businesses is growing fastest in the regions of Sub Saharan Africa and Latin America.
Local author Gary Williams has co-produced a moving documentary about the first American to receive the Medal of Honor for his service in Afghanistan. MURPH: The Protectortells the story of Navy SEAL Lt. Michael P. Murphy who in 2005 gave his life for his men during a gun battle with the Taliban in the remote mountains of Eastern Afghanistan. Our film expert, Larry Thomas, talks with Gary Williams about his book about Murphy, Seal of Honor, and how he became involved in the documentary project.
Our film critic, Larry Thomas, interviews documentarian Davy Rothbart about Medora, his newest film about this small-town Indiana’s basketball team and how it mirrors the struggle of the town itself. Medora will be screened at the Contemporary Arts Center on Monday, December 9.