The director of two films about the interment of Japanese-Americans in the 1940s talks with Jan Haaken. He is John Esaki, and the films are "Stand Up For Justice", a drama about a man who accompanies his Japanese-American friends to the camp; and "From 9066 to 9/11," a documentary that compares President Roosevelt's executive order 9066 authorizing the internments to US treatment of Arab Americans and residents after 9/11. They are both being shown at Willamette University for a Day of Remembrance on Monday, February 18.
Movie Moles Denise Morris and Frann Michel review "The Orphanage, " the story of a woman, an orphan herself, who opens an orphanage. The review compares this film with others from the same producer, "Pan's Labrynth" and "The Devil's Backbone."
The Old Mole's Jan Haaken interviews Abdul Fofana about the documentary film about Hip Hop, "Moving to the Beat." The film makes connections between Africans and African Americans as it shows the journey of an American Hip Hop group to Sierra Leone. The film is showing at the Cascade Festival of African Films.
Bill Resnick talks with JoAnne Wypijewski, a writer for The Nation, Counterpunch, and many other publications, about the high interest in the Democratic primaries and what it might mean for progressive politics.
KBOO's locally produced environmental series. This edition: Planting Monsanto's genetically engineered sugar beet seeds in the Willamette Valley has organic farmers, environmental activists, and consumers worried.