Over the holiday weekend, a group of Portlanders gathered to commemorate Martin Luther King Day by screening a film on the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans.
Homeowners in the lower ninth ward have faced forced demolition of their homes, closure of public housing projects, and an ongoing diaspora from their homes in New Orleans.Here's some words from filmmaker Daniel Wolff, who spoke this weekend in Portland.
Laurie Sonnenfeld interviews Todd Kwait, Director of the new documentary film "Chasin' Gus' Ghost", a history of Jug Band Music from the '20's on. The film will show during the NW Film Center's "Reel Music" film series on January 29, 2008. You can Watch the Trailer on YouTube or you can Buy Tickets here
Hala Gores and William Seaman speak with Dr. Mona El-Farra in Gaza about the escalation in the Israeli blockade and the resulting worsening of the humanitarian crisis there. Dr. El-Farra is a physician by training and a human rights and women's rights activist by practice. She is Deputy Director of the Union of Health Work Committees, heads the Rachel Corrie Children’s Center and is the Vice President of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society in Gaza.