Hole in the Bucket: the Making of Alien Boy

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Tue, 07/08/2008

Part 2 of 2

Interview with Jean-Pierre Dessou about poverty and homelessness in
Togo, West Africa, and an interview with Brian Lindstrom, documentary
film maker working on Alien Boy, a film telling the story of
Jim Chasse, focusing on his last day, when Portland police stomped him.
They believed he was a drug dealer when he was a person dealing with
schizophrenia who in his earlier life had been a musician of local
note.  Interesting juxtaposition of the lack of social stigma of
poverty in Togo and the police beating of Jim instigated in large part
by his appearance. Togo knows community. Portland's police don't.

 

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