Monday, February 23, 2009

Indonesian Film "Chants of Lotus"; Homeless Crisis

For the edition of Subversity airing Monday 23 February 2009, we started off about film, but it's not about Hollywood nor the Oscars. We featured (in a repeat airing) an interview with UCI's film and media studies Professor Fatimah Tobing Rony, who is one of the co-directors of a film from Indonesia (that was released theatrically there) showing at the UCI Film and Video Center the coming Thursday. She introduces the unexpurgated version of the film at the event.

The screening highlights women directors, and the film, Chants of Lotus ("Perempuan Punya Cerita"), covers women's own stories about such controversial subjects as teenage sex, abortion, child trafficking and AIDS. Our interview was first aired last April 28 on Subversity. See the film trailer .
To listen to the interview with Fatimah Tobing Rony as edited for rebroadcast, click here: .

We also aired National Radio Project's Making Contact program on the Homeless, "How We Survive: The Deepening Homeless Crisis." Making Contact says: "We spend the day with a family who lost their home and now lives inside their cramped trailer at a city parking lot. And we heard how two different communities are dealing with the economic crisis by taking matters into their own hands." Featured were:

David Clements, homeless, lives in trailer with family; Jennifer, Chloe, Yanni, Enya, and Kierlan, David's family; Nancy Kapp, New Beginnings Counseling Center homeless outreach coordinator; Max Rameau, Take Back The Land founder; Eric Evinowskis, Pinellas Hope facilities manager; Sheila Lopez, Pinellas Catholic Charities CEO and Pinellas Hope director; Rocco Mariano, Laura Letziati, James Stockstill, Pinellas Hope clients; Marie Nadine Pierre, Take Back the Land participant; Kelly Penton, City of Miami spokesperson. Also, Nancy Folbre, a professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is also a blog writer for the The New York Times "Economix." She speaks with Making Contact's executive director, Lisa Rudman about the U.S. economy.

For audio of and information about the segment:

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