In the second of two reviews this episode, movie moles Denise Morris and Frann Michel discuss What Happened Miss Simone?, directed by Liz Garbus, about African American pianist and singer Nina Simone. Like Amy, the film draws on a rich archive of materials, including Simone's diaries. The film reveals pressures of racism, patriarchy, and capitalism on its subject, as well as her prodigious talents, her political convictions, and her suffering and perpetration of violence.
In the first of two film reviews for this Labor Day Mole 2015, movie moles Denise Morris and Frann Michel discuss "Amy", directed by Asif Kapadia, about British singer and guitarist Amy Winehouse. The film explores the exploitation and commodification of art and the artist, as well as the panoptic patriarchal and commercial gaze, through a wide range of musical and audiovisual records.
INJURED COLOMBIAN WORKERS FROM THE GENERAL MOTORS PLANT IN BOGOTÁ HAVE OCCUPIED A TENT IN FRONT OF THE U.S. EMBASSY FOR OVER 4 YEARS, SEEKING JUSTICE AND SOME OF THE LABOR RIGHTS PROMISED BEFORE A FREE TRADE AGREEMENT WAS SIGNED BY THE TWO COUNTRIES. THEY TALK ABOUT THEIR OWN STRUGGLE AND THE LARGER CONTEXT.
THIS INTERVIEW IS AN EXCERPT WITH TRANSLATION FROM THE FULL-LENGTH SPANISH VERSION, WHICH CAN BE FOUND AT http://kboo.fm/enlascarpasderesistenciacontrabajadorese 14:19 minutes (13.1 MB)
HACE MÁS QUE CUATRO AÑOS LOS TRABAJADORES ENFERMOS MIEMBROS DE ASOTRECOL MANIFIESTAN SU LUCHA POR UN TRATAMIENTO JUSTO Y SU OPOSICIÓN AL TRATADO DE LIBRE COMERCIO COLOMBIA-EEUU EN CARPAS FRENTE A LA EMBAJADA ESTADOUNIDENSE EN BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA. DOS COMPAÑEROS HABLAN DE LA HISTORIA DE LA LUCHA, DE LO QUE ESTÁ PASANDO EN ESTE MOMENTO Y DE SUS EXPERIENCIAS PROPIAS. 42:09 minutes (38.59 MB)
On August 17, 2015, Talking Earth present poets reading at the Oregon edition of the National Beat Poetry Festival, a.k.a. BEATS RAID PORTLAND. Local poets Mike G, Emily Newberry, Jamondria Harris and Josh Lubin read, as well as National Beat Poetry Festival co-organizer Yvon J. Cormier. 53:10 minutes (73.01 MB)