16/05/2010

Connections and Rupture

Harvard physician and social scientist, Professor Nicholas Christakis explains how our behaviour, health and even basic beliefs can be shaped by people we’ve never met. Israeli film director Amos Gitai gives his poignant memories of frontline military services, and how this affected his vision as a film maker.
Pakistani novelist Daniyal Mueenuddin draws us into his fictional world of age- old connections built on a feudal society. He argues that the poorer and more desperate you are, the less likely you are to take risks and change your life.

Below the surface, networks and connections between soldiers, servants and traders by Emily Kasriel

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55 minutes

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Sun 16 May 2010 08:05 GMT

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