The film opens with a scene that still haunts me: People standing on a hill watching the wave hit and their city being destroyed, calling out to others on lower ground to “hurry” to higher ground while a black, relentless wave that sends houses floating like surfers creeps in after them.
“Sideways on a Scooter” by American journalist Miranda Kennedy is about the complex relationships between women in India. Shortly after completing this book, I watched “Lakshmi and Me,” a PBS documentary about filmmaker Nishtha Jain and her relationship with her young maid, Lakshmi.
Budrus is a find! It is one of those documentaries that needs to be talked about and it will leave you thinking about your role on as a bridge builder to peace for days. Why? Because it shares a story that is not commonly told: It documents a Palestinian village’s non-violent response to a wall being built on their land by the Israelis. It is the winner of numerous awards and was called “A Must See Documentary” by The New York Times.
This is a tough post for me to write. It is nearly impossible to imagine that it has been a decade since the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
I had the pleasure of participating in a radio interview with Arnd Wächter and Dr. David Owusu-Ansah on Tom Graham’s “Virginia Insight”show.